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stronghold

noun [C]     /ˈstrɒŋ.həʊld/ US  /ˈstrɑːŋ.hoʊld/
a building or position that is strongly defended : a rebel stronghold They captured the last stronghold of the presidential guard .Fortifications a place or area where a particular belief or activity is common : Rural areas have been traditionally thought of as a stronghold of old-fashioned attitudes .Places and locationsUnpleasant places
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