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Definition to surround with armed forces, and cut-off supplies or attack


to make an overwhelming number of requests, complaints, or comments — typically in an annoying manner and sometimes while surrounding
  • The Turks besieged Vienna
besieged = surrounded with armed forces, cut-off from supplies, and attacked
  • The photographers besieged the movie star.
  • besieged = surrounded and annoyed
  • Helicopters dropped food and medicine into the besieged city.
  • besieged = surrounded
  • She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged
  • 'It's like being in a besieged castle,' Phyllis said; 'look at the arrows of the foe striking against the battlements!'
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • besieged = being surrounded by enemy armed forces
  • She did not have a chance to respond, because we were at her house, and she was more interested in besieging her father with questions.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • besieging = making an overwhelming number of requests
  • It's no good going back to Anvard, it'll all be besieged.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • besieged = surrounded by armed forces
  • Intend here to besiege you in your castle.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • She was besieged by a storm of conflicting emotions—desire, regret, longing, fear, grief, love.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Or have we some strange Indian with the great tool come to court, the women so besiege us?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • The remaining women glared ever more balefully at Eugenides, drawing their ranks around their besieged queen.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Ralph looked forward to a fourth, a fifth, a tenth besieger; he had no conviction she would stop at a third.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Adah the Poor Thing, hemiplegious egregious besiege us.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The populace is besieging Notre-Dame.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He had by now had more than enough of the Mountain, and being besieged inside it was not at all to his taste.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • These men started at dawn, but before that time Kassim had managed to open communications with the besieged Brown.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • There is no other way to besiege Riverrun, yet still, that will be their undoing.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Smiling feebly, Mundin stood silent just when I needed him to bring in the cavalry and rescue my besieged story.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The Trench Rats were one of the battalions responsible for defending that territory and preventing the Enemy from besieging Old College.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He besieged McGurk and the wealthy Mr. Minnigen who was Tubbs's new patron, and in and out of season he besieged Gottlieb.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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