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besiege
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The Aeneid
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  • Of various forms unnumber’d specters more, Centaurs, and double shapes, besiege the door.
  • This little spot of land, which Heav’n bestows, On ev’ry side is hemm’d with warlike foes; Gaetulian cities here are spread around, And fierce Numidians there your frontiers bound; Here lies a barren waste of thirsty land, And there the Syrtes raise the moving sand; Barcaean troops besiege the narrow shore, And from the sea Pygmalion threatens more.

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  • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • Helicopters dropped food and medicine into the besieged city.

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