[ US /bɪˈsidʒd/ ]
[ UK /bɪsˈiːd‍ʒd/ ]
  1. surrounded by hostile forces
    the besieged town
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How To Use besieged In A Sentence

  • The city of Lyon refused to carry out instructions from Paris and the city was besieged for two months.
  • A businessman from Manchester fears for his relatives trapped in the besieged city.
  • I know you've been besieged with requests and we do appreciate it.
  • The loss of the barbican had also this unfortunate effect, that, notwithstanding the superior height of the castle walls, the besieged could not see from them, with the same precision as before, the operations of the enemy; for some straggling underwood approached so near the sallyport of the outwork, that the assailants might introduce into it whatever force they thought proper, not only under cover, but even without the knowledge of the defenders. Ivanhoe
  • This summer past, thanks to the lingering soft economy, many vacation rental owners were besieged by vacation and daycation bargain hunters. Realty Times Real Estate News Channel
  • Industry had always been besieged by insecurities and sinecurism and Department A was not the exception.
  • This being the recognised time to give alms, I was besieged by beggars, who spread their napkins before us on the ground, sprinkled with a few coppers to excite generosity.
  • The besieged town hasn't enough food to see the month out.
  • At sea the crusaders maintained a naval blockade, breached by daring blockade-runners or professional swimmers who delivered messages to the besieged garrison. Times, Sunday Times
  • I don't think I'm in the ranks of people who are besieged by the paparazzi.
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