SIEGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SIEGE
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siege
 n.  seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  Vicksburg had fallen, fallen after a long and bitter siege, and practically all the Mississippi River, from St. Louis to New Orleans was in the hands of the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  The truth was that the North was holding the South in a virtual state of siege, though many did not realize it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  And perhaps, I'm staying here to rescue you when the siege does come.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  I believe you're lying about a siege.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  In response to Ellen's letters, pleading with her to come home, she wrote minimizing the dangers of the siege, explaining Melanie's predicament and promising to come as soon as the baby was born.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  The siege went on through the hot days of July, thundering days following nights of sullen, ominous stillness, and the town began to adjust itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  They had feared a siege and now they had a siege and, after all, it wasn't so bad.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Mrs. O'Hara was very glad now that Scarlett and Wade had not come home when the siege began.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Short of paper, short of ink, short of men, the newspapers had suspended publication after the siege began, and the wildest rumors appeared from nowhere and swept through the town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  And yet, it was only thirty days since the siege began.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  It was a hideous place like a plague- stricken city so quiet, so dreadfully quiet after the din of the siege.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Until the thunders of the siege began, he had never known anything but a happy, placid, quiet life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Scarlett began haltingly with the siege and Melanie's condition, but as her story progressed beneath the sharp old eyes which never faltered in their gaze, she found words, words of power and horror.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  I had a quarrel with him during the siege, after you went to Macon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  As she climbed the stairs, the faint rumbling of thunder began and, standing on the well-remembered landing, she thought how like the siege cannon it sounded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence:
1  The siege lasted almost four months.
2  Years of international isolation has led the country to develop a siege mentality.
3  Richards claimed he acted in self-defence after Pagett opened fire on him during a siege.
4  The siege of Mafeking lasted for eight months.
5  Under the state of siege, the police could arrest suspects without charges or warrants.
6  Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid.
7  To me the most alarming feature of the siege is short rations.
8  Although enemy forces encompass us, we are cheerful for we are well stocked and can withstand a siege until our allies join us.
9  When the bandits besiege the village, the villagers hole up in the town hall and prepare to withstand a long siege.
10  Last year Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince pulverised Awamiyah, a rebellious town; Saudi forces shelled its 400-year-old neighbourhoods and erected siege walls to trap some 200 gunmen.