Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of entrenchment.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Arrayed in the German uniforms -- the attire of lieutenants -- the three advanced toward where they felt sure the main German entrenchments must be.

    The Boy Allies at Verdun Or, Saving France from the Enemy

  • The rain resumed, and before long the space within the entrenchments was a lake.

    George Washington’s First War

  • American lines, we should expose ourselves to almost certain destruction from their artillery; to turn them was impossible; and to draw their troops by any manoeuvring from behind their entrenchments was a thing altogether out of the question.

    The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815

  • During the war, the RAD built bunkers, underground facilities, and entrenchments all over Europe.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • His men extended the natural entrenchments, and Washington decided to erect a stockade, despite its being commanded by wooded high ground.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Washington had pulled his men back to the entrenchments and ordered them to return fire.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Mexican military engineers supplemented the castle with entrenchments and cannon emplacements, but for an adequate defense Santa Anna needed to double the troops he had assigned there.

    Between War and Peace

  • At the top you're too far away; whatever insight you get is colored and filtered by your minions 'interpretations; and worse, it's also shaped by your entrenchments - your past successes constrain your future opportunities.

    Integrity

  • Issa, who has become the White House's chief tormentor, offered some of the kindest words he's ever directed in the president's direction: I applaud President Obama for joining what must be an effort that stretches beyond ideological entrenchments to identify the regulatory impediments that have prevented real and sustained job growth in the private sector.

    Obama's Regulations Review Draws Mixed Responses

  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Smokestacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer plant in New Haven, W.Va "I applaud President Obama for joining what must be an effort that stretches beyond ideological entrenchments to identify the regulatory impediments that have prevented real and sustained job growth in the private sector," said Rep. Darrell Issa R., Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Obama Courts Business Support

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