- bastille day,
Origin of bastion
Examples from the Web for bastion
The tweets linking to the National Review, that bastion of LGBT equality.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that was not to be, and Kansas will continue as a Republican bastion for the foreseeable future.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fairfax County, the most populous jurisdiction in the state, was once a Republican bastion.
Kentucky, a bastion of anti-government ire, is the top state for Obamacare enrollment.Obamacare Is Winning in Kentucky, Thanks to Steve Beshear|Jonathan Miller|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Kaine could be boosted by his subcommittee, a bastion of support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The wood and twigs the Swedes had piled against the defensive works before the bastion, had been set on fire.The Young Carpenters of Freiberg|Anonymous
No arrow was shot from the walls, not a stone was thrown, not a head was seen upon the bastion.London|Walter Besant
The remainder of his troops diverged a little to the right to escalade the breach in the Kashmir bastion.Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
What was our surprise to see every bastion mounted with heavy guns and the walls full manned.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
These cries are to be given from the tree, and the man stationed on this bastion will be prepared to report them promptly to me.The Boy Scouts at the Battle of Saratoga|Herbert Carter
Word Origin for bastion
1560s, from Middle French bastillon, diminutive of Old French bastille "fortress, tower, fortified, building," from Old Provençal bastir "build," perhaps originally "make with bast" (see baste (v.1)).