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Definition troubled — especially when surrounded by enemy forces
  • hope in the beleaguered city
  • The beleaguered country asked for increased aid.
  • The beleaguered company is likely to declare bankruptcy.
  • I think it is for the best God alone knows the fate of our own beleaguered currency.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • As these beleaguered adults approach, the uniformed sons and daughters whose pursuit of soccer has inspired their expeditions are nowhere to be seen.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • LAURA: Oh— JIM [with reflective relish]: I was beleaguered by females in those days.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Meanwhile, the lord of the beleaguered and endangered castle lay upon a bed of bodily pain and mental agony.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The helicopter came lower and lower: the concern of the pilot grew, the closer he drew to my beleaguered craft.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • 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.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • These measures taken altogether did do something: they were in fact of the nature of regulations made by the commander of a beleaguered city.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • "You're back," he said with a beleaguered sigh.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • And now a beleaguered Seattle must face the possibility that it could be harboring an even more horrifying monster at this very moment.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • He had always known that humans were scarce and beleaguered in Alagaesia, but he had never imagined that they were so outnumbered by evenbeetles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Both he and Angela looked beleaguered, and Eragon doubted they would be able to hold out much longer.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Again Roberta was checked by these unanswerable complexities which beleaguered them both and she exclaimed futilely, "Oh, I wish I knew what to do."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • A beleaguered sprite was sheltering behind her ticket desk, besieged by angry gremlins.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • We receive word from them rarely, but there have been reports that they are also beleaguered.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The beleaguered rider could do no better than cling to the horse's neck for dear life.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • 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.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • You know well the recent history of this beleaguered country.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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