Examples from the Web for stronghold
A Shiite stronghold wrapped in a Sunni explosive belt—not exactly a picture of stability.
In Diyarbakır, a PKK stronghold, protestors defied orders to remain indoors.Kobani is Falling to ISIS in Syria. Kurd Protests Explode in Turkey.|Jamie Dettmer|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It still remains incredibly difficult for new comics and heroes to get a stronghold in the marketplace.DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules|Liz Watson|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aleppo has been a stronghold of the more legitimate opposition to Bashar al-Assad.
Several are dead and Western journalists taken hostage as open warfare erupts around pro-Russian stronghold of Slovyansk.Eastern Ukraine Explodes, Russian Invasion Grows More Likely|Jamie Dettmer|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Germersheim existed as a Roman stronghold under the name of Vicus Julius.
He doth ask by what right, privity, or pretence, ye appear within his castle or stronghold upon this island?
It was then decided to march toward San Antonio, to see if the Mexicans would come out of the stronghold to do them battle.For the Liberty of Texas|Edward Stratemeyer
A third stronghold then fell into our hands, and we were in undisputed possession of the heights.Three Years in the Sixth Corps|George T. Stevens
Stuart retreated to his stronghold, leaving the union forces in possession of the field.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman|J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd