Definitions

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  • adjective Besieged; surrounded by enemy troops.
  • adjective Beset by trouble or difficulty.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of beleaguer.

Etymologies

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From beleaguer +‎ -ed.

Examples

  • Mr. Fager appears intent to remove the word "beleaguered" from descriptions of his news division, and replacing an outsider, Ms. Couric, with Mr. Pelley could be part of the reconstruction.

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  • In such a case one of the first steps taken by men who, in a certain sense, are beleaguered, is to eject from amongst them any of their number who, wielding power, are not deemed heart-whole in their cause.

    President Lincoln's Coup-D'Etat

  • Look up the word beleaguered and you'll find a picture of the Sens 'defence.

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  • Look up the word beleaguered and you'll find a picture of the Sens 'defence.

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  • I've been part of the Mac enthusiast community since the day of the dogcow, and save perhaps for an interval during the mid-90s when it seemed every media article about the company contained the phrase beleaguered Apple Computer, I've never seen so much apprehension and discontent.

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  • Look up the word beleaguered and you'll find a picture of the Ottawa defense.

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  • The gossip sheets struck gold last year when they turned up evidence that one Mr. Jon Gosselin, at the time best known as the beleaguered Pennsylvania dad of eight kids on TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8," was cruising Wyomissing area nightspots minus Kate.

    Reality TV is affecting reality, creating a weird world for gossip writers

  • Chertoff called his beleaguered FEMA chief, Mike Brown, and was told that there were only 1,500 people there.

    Michael Chertoff: 'What The Hell Is Going On?'

  • Somalias beleaguered Transitional Federal Government on Tuesday night sent out an SOS It is calling for the urgent deployment of extra African union troops into the Horn of Africa state.

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  • Somalias beleaguered Transitional Federal Government on Tuesday night sent out an SOS It is calling for the urgent deployment of extra African union troops into the Horn of Africa state.

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