beleaguerment


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Synonyms for beleaguerment

a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

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Too often in a book that is concerned with absolute difference we read of the author's sense of beleaguerment with what he calls "our tendency to frame all discussion of black intellectual life with outmoded conceptions of a static Black American history and culture" (160, italics added).
45) Worrying about others cooperating with the police could add to community-wide feelings of insecurity and beleaguerment.
But Bridget also bears witness to another longing of our era presaged in the older days of the sexual cold war: the desire for community, the subterranean community of women, warm, loving, supportive, bound together by the humor and loyalty caused by dependence on men and their incomprehension and incomprehensibility, a circle of warmth warmed by its own beleaguerment, its siege mentality.
We also will see an increasing beleaguerment of the liberal core of Israeli society that is standing behind the peace process and animating it.
Although in interviews Chinese diplomats expressed a sense of siege and beleaguerment as the result of outside criticism, unlike other governments under attack for their human rights policies, such as Sri Lanka, Iran, and even Japan, in this session they did not seek the floor for the right of reply after an attack on China's policies.