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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of assiege.

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Examples

  • Italy and took almost all the cities, and slew all the inhabitants and assieged three years Pavia and at the last they took it.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • And Charles obeyed to the Pope and assembled a great host and entered by the mountains into Italy, and assieged puissantly the royal city of Pavia and took Desiderius, and his wife, and his princes, and sent them in exile into France and re-established to the church all the droits and rights that had been taken from them.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • When the Duke of Normandy had assieged the city of Chartres, the bishop of the city took the coat of our Lady and set it on the head of a spear like a banner and went out against the enemy surely, and the people followed him.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • In the time that the city of Paris was assieged by the term of ten years, like as the ancient histories rehearse, there followed so great famine and hunger that many died for hunger.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • In a time S. Lupus bishop of Troyes was besieged by the king Attila, and S. Lupus went upon the gate, and demanded who he was that assieged and assailed them, and the king said to him: I am he, Attila, the scourge and rod of God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Then this duke went to battle and was discomfited, and fled into a city of Tarsus, and anon the barbarians assieged him.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • In that time the Vandals about the year of our Lord four hundred and forty took all the province of Africa, and wasted all, and spared neither man nor woman nor for order nor for age, and after came to the city of Hippo and assieged it with great power.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And Dodo, a cousin of them that had been slain, and brother of the same common woman, and officer of the king's hall, assembled a great fellowship and assieged all about the bishop's place, and would avenge the death of his cousins on S. Lambert.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • That same time S. Lupus flourished which was bishop of Troyes; the city was assieged of the king Attila, and S. Lupus went upon the gate, and cried and demanded what he was that so letted them.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • And when it was so that they had assieged Jerusalem and durst not mount ne go up on the walls for the quarrels and defence of the Saracens, they saw appertly S. George which had white arms with a red cross, that went up tofore them on the walls, and they followed him, and so was Jerusalem taken by his help.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

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