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Metaphorical UsePlay
Used to describe a dominant position or area of control in abstract contexts, not just physical places. SlideSilicon Valley is a stronghold of tech innovation.
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Often used to express pervasive influence or control in a specific field or ideology. SlideThis university is a stronghold for classical economics.
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May imply a sense of resistance or defiance when used in the context of beliefs or movements. SlideThe neighborhood remains a stronghold of traditional values.