stronghold

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strong +‎ hold

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stronghold ‎(plural strongholds)

  1. A fortress
  2. A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea
    The last stronghold of the Cornish language.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 10
      [] the Turks at once resolved to crush an enemy [the Greeks], which creeping on by degrees, had from their stronghold in the Morea, acquired Thrace and Macedonia, and had led their armies even to the gates of Constantinople []

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