Definition of "besieged" []

  • To surround (a fortified area, esp a city) with military forces to bring about its surrender (verb)
  • To crowd round; hem in (verb)
  • To overwhelm, as with requests or queries (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of besiege. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "besieged" in a sentence
  • "The word besieged her; she caught herself uttering it, and while she uttered it the time itself seemed to have slipped by."
  • "Constantine, after enjoying a short and anxious respite, was again besieged in his capital by the arms of a more formidable enemy."
  • "Notwithstanding this weak invention, Italy was still afflicted, Rome was again besieged, and the suburb of Classe, only three miles from Ravenna, was pillaged and occupied by the troops of a simple duke of Spoleto."
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