entrench

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entrench

verb advance, barricade, brace, bulwark, buttress, defend, embattle, embed, encroach, establish, fortify, immerse in, immersed in, infiltrate, invade, make inroads, overrun, protect, reinforce, shore up, solidify, surround, wall
Associated concepts: entrench leadership, entrench power
See also: embed, fix, impose, intrude, overstep
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As Lee wrote in his 1812 reminiscences, "destitute of both artillery and intrenching tools, Marion and [I] despaired of success.
37) "Justice" can be known regardless of a government-fostered environment, by reasonable inference if not by intuition, and it requires that an act "must tend to the benefit of the individual, either without intrenching upon, or with actual advantage to the mass of individuals.
been abandoned, as lawful prey, to every species of peculators; insomuch that many of the servants of the Company, after exhibiting such scenes of barbarity as can scarcely be paralleled in the history of any country, have returned to England loaded with wealth; where, intrenching themselves in borough or East-India-stock influence, they have set justice at defiance, either in the cause of their country or of oppressed innocence.