siege

Part of speech: noun

The besieging of a town or a fortified place.

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Usage examples "siege":

  1. A study of the siege is therefore of value. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
  2. In summer we lived in the beautiful country- house, that was torn down before the siege by your friends- with little justice I think. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. All the fugitives who were capable of bearing arms were employed in severe siege service; the nobility also of the neighbourhood sometimes assisted. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.