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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLOCKADED

It had been blockaded for months with its keel out of water.

Her enemies had supposed that she was exhausted by the war, and our ships were blockaded at Mitylene.

Their crime was high treason against Medina while it was blockaded.

The State of Yucatan was not assisting in the war and did not need to be blockaded.

The Houses of Parliament were blockaded by the Spitalfields weavers.

Was I to be blockaded from my clothes all the rest of the afternoon?

It was not pretended that they would be blockaded effectively.

As yet the three travellers were ignorant that the place was blockaded by the guerilla of Arroyo.

All the famous shops on the Boulevards had been blockaded for more than a week.

He had no ship of war at his disposal, and he feared that Dublin might be blockaded.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-17c., from block (v.) + -ade, false French ending (the French word is blocus, 18c. in this sense, which seems to be in part a back-formation from the verb bloquer and in part influenced by Middle Dutch blokhuus "blockhouse").

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