Sentence Examples

  • At this time the Russians were advancing rapidly in Central Asia, and a Persian army, not without Russian support, was besieging Herat, the traditional bulwark of Afghanistan on the east.
  • Syria was utterly crushed, and therewith the bulwark of the dynasty was destroyed.
  • Orleans, the last bulwark of royalty, had been besieged since the 12th of October 1428, and was on the point of surrender when Joan of Arc appeared.
  • After the insurrection of 1865, he created a special bulwark for his defence, and invented that secret police which grew into the notorious "Third Section" of the emperor's own chancery, and while it lasted, was the most dreaded power in the empire.
  • This charter became the model for other provinces and the bulwark of the liberties of the Netherlands.

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