There were sentries with bayonets downstairs outside the portecochere at Gaylord’s and tonight it would be the pleasantest and most comfortable place in all of besieged Madrid.
He had not liked Gaylord’s, the hotel in Madrid the Russians had taken over when he first went there because it seemed too luxurious and the food was too good for a besieged city and the talk too cynical for a war.
There are no more uses of "besiege" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
The Turks besieged Vienna
Helicopters dropped food and medicine into the besieged city.