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  • verb Present participle of fortify.

Etymologies

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fortify +‎ -ing

Examples

  • The child had fallen asleep, so the woman placed it on a heap of furs and lent a hand in fortifying the camp.

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • Bruce was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds received at the hands of the enemy, as well as a Navy unit Commendation for his assistance in fortifying the infantry position where he was wounded.

    Media Coverage JUNE 2009

  • I remember the long, nightmarish evening that we spent in fortifying the building.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • The child had fallen asleep, so the woman placed it on a heap of furs and lent a hand in fortifying the camp.

    The God Of His Fathers

  • The child had fallen asleep, so the woman placed it on a heap of furs and lent a hand in fortifying the camp.

    The God of His Fathers

  • Israel, deemed it prudent to lose no time in fortifying several cities that lay along the frontier of his kingdom.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • General Grant was busily engaged in fortifying his new position at Hatcher's Run.

    Foreign and Colonial Intelligence

  • They did not give him thanks for the advantages they had, in fortifying their city, from the waters of the old pool, which were fashioned long ago, as Kishon is called an ancient river, Judg.v. 21.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • He was ardent in the defence of Mr. Jefferson's pet scheme of a gun-boat navy, and ridiculed the idea of fortifying

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • I must not be supposed, in saying this, to be leaving out of sight the virile exercise of logical and rational faculties; but that is another side of education; and the grave deficiency which I detect in the old theory was that practically all the powers and devices of education were devoted to what was called fortifying the mind and making it into

    Cambridge Essays on Education

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