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  • Ishmael would find later, long after the trial, that their darkness would beleaguer his memory of these days.†   (source)
  • In cross-examining the K.B.I. personnel, the defense attorneys, a beleaguered pair, argued that the admissions of guilt had been obtained by improper means-brutal interrogation in sweltering, brightly lighted, closet-like rooms.†   (source)
  • The boss hostler is furious, whacking the beleaguered men of the Flying Squadron with flagrant abandon.†   (source)
  • As these beleaguered adults approach, the uniformed sons and daughters whose pursuit of soccer has inspired their expeditions are nowhere to be seen.†   (source)
  • The beleaguered rider could do no better than cling to the horse's neck for dear life.†   (source)
  • "You're back," he said with a beleaguered sigh.†   (source)
  • The entire mythology of the city is dependent on the existence of an ancient, beleaguered aristocracy who trace their heritage to the first stirrings of the Colony.†   (source)
  • I have private reservations about this: I think of Miss Creighton, the Art Appreciation teacher at Burnham High, pudgy and beleaguered, who routinely got locked into the supply closet where the paper and paints were kept by some of the greasier and more leathery boys.†   (source)
  • Corporal Endo seemed all too beleaguered to me, and I began to guide him quickly past the commander's hut, his gaze almost rigidly locked upon the shuttered windows.†   (source)
  • Within three years of his coming to court, he was master of coin and a member of the small council, and today the crown's revenues were ten times what they had been under his beleaguered predecessor …. though the crown's debts had grown vast as well.†   (source)
  • The light was more dim than ever as they drew nearer to the beleaguered city, and the Riders passed in long files like dark shadows of men and horses.†   (source)
  • The beleaguered company is likely to declare bankruptcy.
  • The beleaguered country asked for increased aid.
  • You know well the recent history of this beleaguered country.†   (source)
  • When, lo and behold, with only twenty-four hours to spare, a pair of beleaguered Finns came into the Boyarsky and sat right at his table.†   (source)
  • And here at the heart of the city, right under the sweep of the searchlights, was Rick's Café Americain, where the beleaguered could assemble for the moment to gamble and drink and listen to music; to conspire, console, and most importantly, hope.†   (source)
  • Both he and Angela looked beleaguered, and Eragon doubted they would be able to hold out much longer.†   (source)
  • He had always known that humans were scarce and beleaguered in Alagaesia, but he had never imagined that they were so outnumbered by evenbeetles.†   (source)
  • Eragon and Saphira flew from place to place within Feinster, landing wherever they spotted a large clump of men or wherever members of the Varden appeared beleaguered.†   (source)
  • The beleaguered Queen Alysanne was trapped between two Lannister warships, the three made fast by hooks and lines.†   (source)
  • My beleaguered but generous-spirited receptionist would try to explain the tight schedule, indicating the overflowing waiting room, but I'd come out in my white coat and her sallow face would brighten, the simple sight of me enough to lend some calm and relief.†   (source)
  • I thought of the taking of beleaguered cities, the fury of plunder, and the forcing open of feminine mouths to receive the conqueror's semen.†   (source)
  • He ground through twenty-four-hour endurance tests and "stamina runs," in which contestants looped up and down local roads until their beleaguered automobiles exploded or shed their wheels—the last one rolling was the winner.†   (source)
  • …again, too, of what it would mean for Patrick Hickey to survive, of the awful accident or gradual demise of another young boy or girl with the exactly right heart, and I begin to imagine—or even hope—that the necessary and terrible thing will happen, just come to pass, for it seems that if there should be a price to pay for darkly willing an innocent person's fate, I may as well pay it, and not the beleaguered Hickeys, who must endure constant torment by such conflicting thoughts.†   (source)
  • But it was not her diminutiveness that left the strongest impression on me; rather, it was a quality of beleaguered delicacy, as though her spirit had endured the same heedless inattention as her garden.†   (source)
  • This is the first instance I've had of feeling my age, which does not seem so beleaguering a notion but rather a strangely comforting one, as if a voice inside me is trying to proclaim, I accept.†   (source)
  • To an unromantic eye, the Institute had the look of a Spanish prison or a fortress beleaguered not by an invading force but by the more threatening anarchy of the twentieth century buzzing insensately outside the Gates of Legrand.†   (source)
  • Ever since the school had been founded in 1842, after a slave insurrection, the Corps had marched on Fridays in Charleston, except on the Friday following that celebrated moment when cadets from the Institute had opened fire on the Star of the East, a Northern supply ship trying to deliver supplies to the beleaguered garrison at Fort Sumter.†   (source)
  • The helicopter came lower and lower: the concern of the pilot grew, the closer he drew to my beleaguered craft.†   (source)
  • The onslaught of Mordor broke like a wave on the beleaguered hills, voices roaring like a tide amid the wreck and crash of arms.†   (source)
  • He had been my principal during the years of total segregation, those mindlessly happy years of my dead youth when Beaufort High School was a beleaguered Camelot, still white but troubled by rumblings from the Supreme Court.†   (source)
  • The plain was dark with their marching companies, and as far as eyes could strain in the mirk there sprouted, like a foul fungus-growth, all about the beleaguered city great camps of tents, black or sombre red.†   (source)
  • Five nights and days east and onward rode the Eorlingas through Folde and Fenmarch and the Firienwood, six thousand spears to Sunlending, Mundburg the mighty under Mindolluin, Sea-kings' city in the South-kingdom foe-beleaguered, fire-encircled.†   (source)
  • Out from the beleaguered hills knights of Gondor, Riders of Rohan, Dunedain of the North, close-serried companies, drove against their wavering foes, piercing the press with the thrust of bitter spears.†   (source)
  • LAURA: Oh— JIM [with reflective relish]: I was beleaguered by females in those days.†   (source)
  • These even tried to beleaguer the town so that the townspeople locked the gates of the wall continually except for one small gate called the western water gate, and this was watched by soldiers and locked at night also.†   (source)
  • And as for why I stay here—well, I've read a good deal about sieges, beleaguered cities and the like, but I've never seen one.†   (source)
  • …with pictures—Cyrus directing the charge, the spear-forest of the Macedonian phalanx, the splintered oars, the numberless huddle of the ships at Salamis, the feasts of Alexander, the terrific melee of the knights, the shattered lances, the axe and the sword, the massed pikemen, the beleaguered walls, the scaling ladders heavy with climbing men hurled backward, the Swiss who flung his body on the lances, the press of horse and foot, the gloomy forests of Gaul and Caesarian conquests.†   (source)
  • The thing he'd most detest is being cut off from others; he'd rather be one of a beleaguered crowd than a prisoner alone.†   (source)
  • He saw her as the passionate spirit of innocent youth, now beleaguered by the trick which is played on youth—the trick of treachery in the body, which turns flesh into green bones.†   (source)
  • Children playing in the streets of Paris had frolicked with the dead body of a Constable, and others, with the women and old men, had starved outside the walls of beleaguered towns, yet inside the ring of the besiegers.†   (source)
  • Thus the disease, which apparently had forced on us the solidarity of a beleaguered town, disrupted at the same time long-established communities and sent men out to live, as individuals, in relative isolation.†   (source)
  • Again Roberta was checked by these unanswerable complexities which beleaguered them both and she exclaimed futilely, "Oh, I wish I knew what to do."†   (source)
  • Twenty years earlier the means of resistance must have been far fewer, and the enemy in command of almost all the lines of access between the beleaguered villages; and, considering these things, I felt the sinister force of Harmon's phrase: "Most of the smart ones get away."†   (source)
  • So then, suddenly, his daughter would leap out, as though from a beleaguered city, would make a sortie, turn the street corner, and, having risked her life a hundred times over, reappear and bring us, with a jug of liquorice-water, the news that there were still at least a thousand of them, pouring along without a break from the direction of Thiberzy and Meseglise.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, the lord of the beleaguered and endangered castle lay upon a bed of bodily pain and mental agony.†   (source)
  • The numerous islands rested on the bosom of the Horican, some low and sunken, as if embedded in the waters, and others appearing to hover about the element, in little hillocks of green velvet; among which the fishermen of the beleaguering army peacefully rowed their skiffs, or floated at rest on the glassy mirror in quiet pursuit of their employment.†   (source)
  • The beauty straightway vanished; they read commandments, all-excluding mountainous duty; an obligation, a sadness, as of piled mountains, fell on them, and life became ghastly, joyless, a pilgrim's progress,[657] a probation, beleaguered round with doleful histories, of Adam's fall[658] and curse, behind us; with doomsdays and purgatorial[659] and penal fires before us; and the heart of the seer and the heart of the listener sank in them.†   (source)
  • These measures taken altogether did do something: they were in fact of the nature of regulations made by the commander of a beleaguered city.†   (source)
  • She hastened after this brief self-accusation to give Ivanhoe what information she could; but it amounted only to this, that the Templar Bois-Guilbert, and the Baron Front-de-Boeuf, were commanders within the castle; that it was beleaguered from without, but by whom she knew not.†   (source)
  • He walked from one end of the hall to the other, with the attitude of one who advances to charge an enemy, or to storm the breach of a beleaguered place, sometimes ejaculating to himself, sometimes addressing Athelstane, who stoutly and stoically awaited the issue of the adventure, digesting, in the meantime, with great composure, the liberal meal which he had made at noon, and not greatly interesting himself about the duration of his captivity, which he concluded, would, like all…†   (source)
  • There is a force without beleaguering this accursed castle—hasten to lead them to the attack, and when thou shalt see a red flag wave from the turret on the eastern angle of the donjon, press the Normans hard—they will then have enough to do within, and you may win the wall in spite both of bow and mangonel.†   (source)
  • Of all who came here to beleaguer Troy I say there is no soldier worse than you.†   (source)
  • Lo, Victress on the Peaks Lo, Victress on the peaks, Where thou with mighty brow regarding the world, (The world O Libertad, that vainly conspired against thee,) Out of its countless beleaguering toils, after thwarting them all, Dominant, with the dazzling sun around thee, Flauntest now unharm'd in immortal soundness and bloom—lo, in these hours supreme, No poem proud, I chanting bring to thee, nor mastery's rapturous verse, But a cluster containing night's darkness and blood-dripping…†   (source)
  • His hand and watchful eye keep even pace; While Dares traverses and shifts his place, And, like a captain who beleaguers round Some strong-built castle on a rising ground, Views all th' approaches with observing eyes: This and that other part in vain he tries, And more on industry than force relies.†   (source)
  • For what dread of want or poverty that can reach or harass the student can compare with what the soldier feels, who finds himself beleaguered in some stronghold mounting guard in some ravelin or cavalier, knows that the enemy is pushing a mine towards the post where he is stationed, and cannot under any circumstances retire or fly from the imminent danger that threatens him?†   (source)
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