The bloody effervescence of the bastille gave way to Robespierre and then Napoleon; Stalin crushed Trotsky.
Neither the bastille nor the Beatles could inspire us to overhaul life itself.
Witness a brown cardboard sign held high on Sunday night at the bastille.
Anyone hoping to learn what bastille Day is all about would do well to start here.
With a fine (if unnoticed) stroke of irony, the bill was signed into law on bastille Day, July 4.
This catalogue, containing fifty-three names, is the oldest list of prisoners of the bastille known up to the present time.
You did good service at the taking of the bastille, citizen?
It was the rule that prisoners newly arrived at the bastille should be examined within twenty-four hours.
The greater part of their servants have been sent to the bastille.
In the winter, for being second in a duel, he was sent to the bastille.
A prison in Paris where many political and other offenders were held and tortured until the time of the French Revolution. It was attacked by workers on July 14, 1789, during the revolution; the prisoners were released, and the building was later demolished.
Note: The anniversary of the attack, Bastille Day, is the most important national holiday in France.
A jail or prison
[1880s+; fr the former French royal prison]