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Then first, not when alone in the beleaguered city, he knew desolation.

Thus the sun set on Rome beleaguered, the barbarians outside the City.

In 1279 the last stronghold of the Sungs was beleaguered by land and sea.

His impression that first afternoon had been true—she was beleaguered, if not lost.

Not a man of them was known to any member of the beleaguered garrison.

It gives a good insight into Gordon's life in the beleaguered city.

The fall of the beleaguered town could no longer be deferred.

And no beleaguered city ever flew that flag in such bitterness and tears.

In less than three weeks from the day of the outbreak the city was beleaguered.

The Egyptian garrisons of Tokar and Sinkat were beleaguered and hard pressed.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Dutch or Low German belegeren "to besiege," from be- "around" (see be-) + legeren "to camp," from leger "bed, camp, army, lair," from Proto-Germanic *leg-raz-, from PIE *legh-to- "lie" (see lie (v.2)). A word from the Flemish Wars (cf. Swedish belägra, Dutch belegeren "besiege," German Belagerung "siege"). Spelling influenced by league. Related: Beleaguered; beleaguering.

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