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Recent Examples on the Net Hornsby helped hold down the fort while Jefferson later returned from the injury. — Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Sep. 2021 Ride out the storm in a blanket fort to help kids feel safe and protected. — Jennifer Jhon, sun-sentinel.com, 26 May 2021 Excavations at the site began in the 1930s but failed to provide definitive proof of the fort’s age until recently, as BBC News reported in 2011. — Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 The military made use of the fort in World War II to train Japanese-language speakers who contributed to the war effort and to Minnesota"s identity. — Annette Atkins, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 The Lakers went 19-17 in Davis’ absence this season, just barely holding down the fort. — Broderick Turner Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2021 If the 39-year-old veteran can hold down the fort at left tackle, that would be a boost for a team that had its plan to start rookie Teven Jenkins at the position unravel before training camp began. — Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Four centuries after the Dutch West India Company built Manhattan’s first fort near here, New York has erected another kind of fortress, part high-tech, part slapdash. — Justin Davidson, Curbed, 31 Aug. 2021 Practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton was promoted to try to hold down the fort. — Dave Campbell, ajc, 3 Aug. 2021
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History and Etymology for fort
Middle English forte, from Anglo-French fort, from fort, adjective, strong, from Latin fortis