besieger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n besieger an enemy who lays siege to your position
    • n besieger an energetic petitioner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Besieger One who besieges; -- opposed to the besieged.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n besieger One who besieges.
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.”
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    “The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.”

Usage

In literature:

Accordingly the panic and the alarm was as great as if the enemy besieged the city, not the camp.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
From that time Anton was regularly besieged by the repentant Tinkeles.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
It became the capital of lower Normandy, and in 1346 was besieged and taken by Edward III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
At a glance the besieged saw that the gun was much larger than the first, and would throw a heavier ball.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Clovis pursued and besieged him.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The English ships found themselves locked in the ice before the besieged fort.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
So the besieged, without the knowledge of the enemy, sent to Theodatus in Rome begging him to come to their help with all speed.
"Procopius" by Procopius
That the Cheyennes did not propose to let the besieged derive much comfort from their hopes was soon apparent.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
Several of the besiegers fell before the well-aimed shots of the besieged.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
The Bani Koreiza, having defected from Mohammad, joined the Koreish army when Medina was besieged.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Dante, in his fierce resentment, urged the Emperor to besiege the city which resisted his imperial mandates.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
As yet the besieged have not seen this.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
The result was that Afghan besieged the king in Isphahan.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
It afterwards suffered through war and rebellion, notably in 1872 and 1873, when it was besieged by the Guatemalans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
In short, the city was besieged during nine months.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
There was now absolutely nothing left, in earth or air, to sustain for another day the poor remains of life in the camp of the besieged.
"Sketches of Aboriginal Life" by V. V. Vide
Fresh troops came up from the besiegers' camp, anxious to take part in the conflict.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
Oudenarde, which had been in vain besieged in the last war by William III.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
Coveted by various conquerors, she too had been besieged more than twenty times.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
He died 28th Aug., 430, while Hippo was besieged by the Vandals.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
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In poetry:

The student who for these has ever sought
'Mid his exceptions Caesar counts as one,
Besieger and besieged he, victor, fought
Under a Gallic sun.
"Arms And The Man - The Beginning Of The End" by James Barron Hope
But rest not here, your sails unfurl'd
Must seek the Asiatic shore:
And mourn that spot which Greece besieg'd
For ten long years--now known no more.
"Enigma VIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Praise for Thee, Lord, in Zion waits;
Prayer shall besiege Thy temple gates;
All flesh shall to Thy throne repair,
And find through Christ salvation there.
"Praise For Thee, Lord, in Zion Waits" by Henry Francis Lyte
Once the Emperor Charles of Spain,
With his swarthy, grave commanders,
I forget in what campaign,
Long besieged, in mud and rain,
Some old frontier town of Flanders.
"The Emperor's Bird's-Nest. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never believe, though in my nature reign'd
All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood,
That it could so preposterously be stain'd
To leave for nothing all thy sum of good:
"O Never Say That I Was False of Heart" by William Shakespeare
In lovely verse that military order,
Transferring its obsession onto time,
Besieged the body and cuckolded love;
Puzzling the boys of an athletic world,
These only feared another kind of Death
To which the time-obsessed are all condemned.
"Kairos and Logos" by W H Auden

In news:

Syrian City Homs Besieged By Government Troops.
Arab League Monitors Visit Besieged Syrian City.
Arab League monitors visited the central city of Homs, an opposition stronghold, besieged and under bombardment by the Syrian army until the monitors showed up.
Besieged DUMBO cries out for film permit ban.
Teachers besieged , bothered, bewildered.
The Food Industry Is Besieged .
State audit of SFPD's besieged crime lab released.
Busy bees, but hives are besieged , diseased.
Paterson visits besieged Kane Street Synagogue.
A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease.
The film has an air of desperation, as if the director felt besieged himself, with pressures to give history a video-game-savage urgency.
Local police chief, 14 sect members die in shootout in Nigeria's besieged northeast.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigeria's army says a local police chief and 14 suspected radical Islamist sect members have died in a shootout in Nigeria's besieged northeast .
Oasis besieged by rocket fire.
REUTERS) The residents of Fairfax County's Gum Springs neighborhood, a historically black enclave just off Route 1 in Hybla Valley, feel besieged.
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