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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fortifier One who, or that which, fortifies, strengthens, supports, or upholds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fortifier One who strengthens or upholds.
    • n fortifier One who fortifies, or constructs fortifications.
    • ***


  • Jacqueline Bisset
    Jacqueline Bisset
    “Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    “Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.”
  • Cornelius Nepos
    Cornelius Nepos
    “No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.”
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    “What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.”


In literature:

Upon the Tulang-bawang, at a place called Mangala, thirty-six leagues from its mouth, the Dutch have a fortified post.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
They attacked the host, which they put to flight, and then besieged it in its fortified camp.
"Early Britain" by Grant Allen
After a joyful meeting, they turned, riding right through the enemy's lines and along the fortified bastilles occupied by the English.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
It is the sound of the Chinese artillery ranged against the great fortified Roman Catholic Cathedral.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
My first visit to him, about three weeks ago, was fortified by an introductory letter from our friend * * *.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Mostar is not a fortified city, nor is it important in a strategical point of view.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
The army now fell back to Chippewa and fortified the place.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
Passed the ruins of a considerable fortified town situated on a high hill on the west bank.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
Thus fortified, I rode on boldly, and having the countersign the difficulties vanished.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Babylon was less a city than a fortified camp.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Anne went away with a conscience wholly satisfied, in an exalted mood, fortified by all the ramparts of the spiritual life.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
The Germans had strongly fortified the ground.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Whose camp are we fortifying?
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
The place was strongly fortified, and the garrison, though comparatively weak, defended it with great bravery.
"Peter the Great" by Jacob Abbott
They were well fortified in Boston and the harbor was defended by their warships.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
An advance of ten miles brought us in front of Young's Mills, a strongly fortified position five or six miles from Yorktown.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
He will be fortified for the battles of life, and able to maintain himself in honest independence.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
He had been fortified by the thought of the butler and footman.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Sardis was strongly fortified on every side but one.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The trenches, zig-zags, saps, and other works, by which a besieger makes good his way up to a fortified place.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

You must not tink you can prevail!
They're fortified all parts;
And, if you come, you'll have to scale
A wall of English hearts.
"Ca N'ira Pas" by Charles Dibdin
"Who goes there?" exclaims the sentry;
"When the sun has once gone down
No one ever makes an entry
Into this here fortified town!"
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If your desire is like a fortified city,
a siege will bring it down in time:
You have no portion here in this world –
so wake for the world to come.
"Why Are You Frightened" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
My son has built a fortified house
To keep his pride from the thunder,
And his steadfast heart from the gnawing mouse
That nibbles the roots of wonder.
"Architects" by Stephen Vincent Benet
THEY are the slaves of death who fear to die,
They are the cowards who strive against
their fate —
And thus it seemed no courage can frustrate
Change, ill, or death, nor virtue fortify.
"Rondel" by E J Rupert Atkinson
A valued stronghold, for whose sake
Unnumbered men have fought and died,--
The Malta of the Larian lake,
Forever armed and fortified,
To Como's shores the master-key,
The guardian of its liberty.
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Godolphin Racing's Fortify entered in Grade 1 Champagne Stakes.
Godolphin Racing's Fortify will return Saturday in the 1-mile $400,000 Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park.
Godolphin Racing's Fortify, an impressive winner in his debut, makes his first stakes start in the 108th edition of the $300,000 7-furlong Grade 2 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes Monday at Saratoga Race Course.
Fortify was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones.
Missouri votes to fortify public prayer with amendment that critics call unnecessary.
Del Rosario added to roster to fortify bullpen.
Sheppard chaplains fortify base's spirits.
Shire to Purchase Substantially All Pervasis Assets to Fortify Regenerative Medicine Business.
Warm weather, gift cards fortify January retail sales.
Fortify .vc chooses District for its business accelerator.
APEC Meetings Give US a Chance to Fortify Role in Asia.
HP's Fortify Buyout Numbers Tell Lucrative Story For Software Security.
HP plans to scoop up Fortify Software, a privately held security software company, in a bid to lock down applications throughout their life cycle.
Neither HP nor Fortify disclosed the sum of the transaction, through which HP will ultimately add Fortify to its software unit.
Officials Endorse Plan To Fortify Fire I Dunes.