Safety and strength

bastion
(n)
BAST-i-ǝn
Meaning

1. stronghold

1st Sample Sentence

1. The university used to be a bastion of conservatism, but is now one of society's main sources of progressive ideas.

2nd Meaning

2. something that protects

2nd Sample Sentence

2. Brilliant, eloquent, and charismatic, he was widely seen as a bastion of the anti-superstition movement.

Mnemonics

Stronghold; something seen as a source of protection. The movie is about a young band of heroes who serve as the last bastion against the dark powers that have taken hold of their land. The energetic forward was a bastion of hope for the young football team.

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