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With a fine (if unnoticed) stroke of irony, the bill was signed into law on Bastille Day, July 4.Snowden Deserves the Medal of Freedom, Not Prosecution|Jay Parini|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither the Bastille nor the Beatles could inspire us to overhaul life itself.
The bloody effervescence of the Bastille gave way to Robespierre and then Napoleon; Stalin crushed Trotsky.
Witness a brown cardboard sign held high on Sunday night at the Bastille.Francois Hollande: France’s Anti-Sarkozy President|Tracy McNicoll|May 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Anyone hoping to learn what Bastille Day is all about would do well to start here.
Father Griffet, a Jesuit, has communicated to the public the journal of the Bastille, which certifies the dates.
As for his age, he himself told the apothecary of the Bastille, a little before his death, that he believed he was about sixty.
For him the world, set spinning on a mad career when the Bastille fell, was moving too slowly again.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
When he left the Bastille, he plotted with his willing mistress his revenge upon her father.
In 1698, M. de Saint Mars was made governor of the Bastille.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris
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Cultural definitions for bastille
A prison in Paris where many political and other offenders were held and tortured until the time of the French Revolution. It was attacked by workers on July 14, 1789, during the revolution; the prisoners were released, and the building was later demolished.