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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2022 is: bastion • \BAS-chun\  •...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 25, 2022 is:

bastion • \BAS-chun\  • noun

A bastion is "a place or system in which something continues to survive."

// The university is a bastion of academic excellence.

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Examples:

"Connecticut has been a bastion of modern dance for a century, and such an entrenched classical ballet could come off as rather quaint. Not at the Palace, however, which is as grand and ornate as this ballet." — Christopher Arnott, The Hartford Courant, 11 Feb. 2022

Did you know?

Bastion is related to bastille (a word now used as a general term for a prison, but probably best known as the name of the Parisian fortress-turned-prison stormed by an angry mob at the start of the French Revolution). It comes from the Italian verb bastire, which means "to build."



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