Once known as the most polluted place on earth, the city of Linfen is being held up as bastion of green progress.
The Supreme Court, which has been a bastion of white men throughout its history, is a favorite target for these critics.
Kaine could be boosted by his subcommittee, a bastion of support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
It was a bastion of dot-com excess that managed to survive into the 21st century.
The historian John Grigg described the present queen as “a bastion of stability in an age of social and moral flux.”
The young men rose from their seats on the bastion, and raised their hats as the girl passed.
It was a flat mesa rising sharply as a sort of bastion from the rim-rock.
He leaned against the bastion, and looked over the softly darkening water.
Your bastion is to be stormed this afternoon previous to the general assault.
And even then, for the actual assault to succeed, the deep wet ditch at the foot of the bastion had to be crossed.
1560s, from Middle French bastillon, diminutive of Old French bastille "fortress, tower, fortified, building," from Old Provençal bastir "build," perhaps originally "make with bast" (see baste (v.1)).