BESIEGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BESIEGE
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besiege
 v.  surround with armed forces; harass with requests
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  Truths which he did not wish to recognize were besieging him, inexorably.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
2  At the denunciating sound, the monks would be rendered aware that temptation was besieging a brother, and all the community would go to prayers.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 16 IN WHICH M. SEGUIER, KEEPER OF THE SEALS, LOOKS MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE BELL
3  Henry IV, when besieging Paris, had loaves and provisions thrown over the walls.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 51 OFFICER
4  For of conspiracies which have for their object the surrender of cities to enemies who are besieging them, and of all others contrived for like ends, I have already said enough.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
5  And from this time he began to seek new alliances and to temporize with France in the expedition which she was making towards the kingdom of Naples against the Spaniards who were besieging Gaeta.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
6  True, the Yankees under Grant had been besieging Vicksburg since the middle of May.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  The ladies always felt a little odd when they besieged him with questions about styles, but they did it nevertheless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  But now with the ports closed and many of the port cities captured or besieged, the South's salvation depended upon itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  All day long the gates of the packing houses were besieged by starving and penniless men; they came, literally, by the thousands every single morning, fighting with each other for a chance for life.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Not so, however, with the besieged.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
11  Against this assault, the besieged could only oppose the imperfect and hasty preparations of a fortress in the wilderness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
12  To all these sports and pursuits, those of the enemy who watched the besieged, and the besieged themselves, were, however, merely the idle though sympathizing spectators.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
13  At length I became the property of an Aga of the Janissaries, who was soon ordered away to the defence of Azof, then besieged by the Russians.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
14  Even in those cities which seem to enjoy peace, and where the arts flourish, the inhabitants are devoured by more envy, care, and uneasiness than are experienced by a besieged town.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XX
15  The staircase has two stories; the English, besieged on the staircase, and massed on its upper steps, had cut off the lower steps.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
Example Sentence:
1  When the bandits besiege the village, the villagers hole up in the town hall and prepare to withstand a long siege.
2  The besieged town hasn't enough food to see the month out.
3  The town had been besieged for two months but still resisted the aggressors.
4  The enemy besieged in a few strongholds capitulated on the condition that they would be granted to return home voluntarily.
5  The rebels besieged the heavily-fortified executive mansion.
6  She was besieged by the press and the public.
7  Inside the paper, the editorialists urged their compatriots to "stop behaving like the last representatives of a besieged Gaulish village".