Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An indented parapet; a battlement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An intended parapet; a battlement.
  • noun The fortifying of a building or a wall by means of battlements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A battlement.
  • noun uncountable The state of being embattled.

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Examples

  • Even as late as 2006, after a quarter century of rising national prominence and power,43 more than two thirds of evangelical Protestants in our Faith Matters survey said that they felt that their values were “seriously” or “moderately threatened in America today,” a sense of embattlement greater than in any other major religious tradition.

    American Grace

  • We would thus expect them to stick together, if only owing to a sense of embattlement.

    American Grace

  • While a sense of embattlement with secular Americans may cause different religious traditions to pull together, tensions among religious traditions still exist.

    American Grace

  • In this sense, the new mass-market atheism is following the same pattern as the Christian Right before it, which likewise drew strength from a sense of embattlement and persecution.

    Mass-Market Atheism

  • It does not harbor in its heart the fatalistic fear and pride that what it was chosen for was embattlement, a state of siege, and endless war.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • His sense of victimhood and embattlement, the essential tool in rousing this angry, self-pitying audience, has been honed to a gleaming sharp edge.

    The CPAC Rodeo Roundup

  • His sense of victimhood and embattlement, the essential tool in rousing this angry, self-pitying audience, has been honed to a gleaming sharp edge.

    Kara Vallow: The CPAC Rodeo Roundup

  • It does not harbor in its heart the fatalistic fear and pride that what it was chosen for was embattlement, a state of siege, and endless war.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • In this sense, the new mass-market atheism is following the same pattern as the Christian Right before it, which likewise drew strength from a sense of embattlement and persecution.

    Mass-Market Atheism

  • It does not harbor in its heart the fatalistic fear and pride that what it was chosen for was embattlement, a state of siege, and endless war.

    The Chosen Peoples

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