Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In astrology, said of a planet which is between two others.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of besiege.
- adj. surrounded by hostile forces
“The word besieged her; she caught herself uttering it, and while she uttered it the time itself seemed to have slipped by.”
“Constantine, after enjoying a short and anxious respite, was again besieged in his capital by the arms of a more formidable enemy.”
“Notwithstanding this weak invention, Italy was still afflicted, Rome was again besieged, and the suburb of Classe, only three miles from Ravenna, was pillaged and occupied by the troops of a simple duke of Spoleto.”
“Beckinsale and Tom Skerritt (playing Dr. John Fury) simply aren’t given enough to work with and are besieged from the outset by a silly plot, poorly developed characters and an underwhelming finale.”
“The pro-Mousavi supporters were being aimed by the besieged, which is the government-funded militia.”
“The greatest distress of the besieged was the narrowness of the place they were in, their quarters being very confined, and the whole place but two furlongs in compass; so that both they and their horses fed without exercise.”
“For thirty yards on either side of the besieged was a stretch of bare, open ground.”
“The first warning of this to the besieged was another volley, which sent bullets through the windows and the crack in the door, without doing the slightest injury.”
“Among the besieged was a monk named Schmidt, probably one of the Low-country men to whom the Franche Comté was then a sort of home, as forming part of the dominions of Spain; and this monk was the most active supporter of the defence, against the large party within the walls which was anxious to render the town.”
“On the side of the besieged was a figure that soon attracted great notice by promenading under fire.”
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