embattled

Part of speech: adjective

Drawn up in battle array; having battlements.

Part of speech: verb

Embattle.

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Usage examples "embattled":

  1. If she had thrown herself violently against the nearest tree- trunk, she could not have been stricken more breathless than she was by the compact, embattled solitude that encompassed her. - "In the Carquinez Woods", Bret Harte.
  2. Then as more and more grows from the hazy mass, one sees that this remarkable place has a crowded and much embattled loneliness. - "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.
  3. It is surmounted by four embattled turrets, and battlements run round the roof of the church. - "Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts", Rosalind Northcote.