God pity man or beast who enters the six months of a Mackenzie winter unfortified by caches of food or unwitting of shelter.
Morgan, of course, counted upon surprising the unfortified capital as he had the seaport town.
The Burgomaster claimed for the citizens their rights under the laws of war regulating an unfortified capital.
Feb. 1—Germans drop bombs on Dunkirk; Russia threatens to treat air raiders of unfortified towns as pirates.
The bombardment of unfortified and undefended towns and places for the nonpayment of ransom is forbidden.
unfortified cities are no longer to be bombarded in any country.
It does not devolve upon you, the population of an unfortified city, to alter events.
For weeks they kept more than thirty thousand Republicans out of an unwalled, almost an unfortified town.
Rouen is now unfortified; its walls, its castles, are level with the ground.
According to the laws of war, which Germany has undertaken to recognize, unfortified towns may not be bombarded.
early 15c., "increase efficacy" (of medicine); mid-15c., "provide (a town) with walls and defenses," from Old French fortifiier (14c.) "to fortify, strengthen," from Late Latin fortificare "to strengthen, make strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
Sense of "to strengthen mentally or morally" is from late 15c. Meaning "add liquor or alcohol" is from 1880. Related: Fortified; fortifying.