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siege
used in Romeo and Juliet

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Definition
a military tactic in which a fortified place is surrounded and isolated while it is attacked over time

or:

any prolonged attack, effort, or period of trouble
  • She will not stay the siege of loving terms Nor bide th' encounter of assailing eyes, Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold: O, she's rich in beauty; only poor That, when she dies, with beauty dies her store.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A public place (89% in)
  • You, to remove that siege of grief from her, Betroth'd, and would have married her perforce, To County Paris:—then comes she to me, And with wild looks, bid me devise some means To rid her from this second marriage, Or in my cell there would she kill herself.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — A churchyard; in it a Monument.... (79% in)

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