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Synonyms for siege

Synonyms for siege

a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

an often prolonged period, as of illness


to surround with hostile troops

Synonyms for siege

the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

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But we are to consider that this siege was one of the occasions on which the colonists tested their ability for war, and thus were prepared for the great contest of the Revolution.
To add to our irritation, friends of the Italians established a code of signals with them from the shore, so that we never dared relax the siege for a moment.
Their patience seemed equal to ours, and the second week of the siege dragged monotonously along.
The second week of the siege drew to its close, and there was no sign of change in the situation.
This event had hastened the resolutions of the cardinal; and till the king and he could take the command of the siege of La Rochelle, which was determined, he had sent Monsieur to direct the first operations, and had ordered all the troops he could dispose of to march toward the theater of war.
During this dreadful siege, which threatened death in every form, we had two men killed, and four wounded, besides a number of cattle.
Without demanding a surrender, they furiously assaulted the garrison, which was happily prepared to oppose them; and, after they had expended much ammunition in vain, and killed the cattle round the fort, not being likely to make themselves masters of this place, they raised the siege, and departed in the morning of the third day after they came, with the loss of about thirty killed, and the number of wounded uncertain.--Of the garrison four were killed, and three wounded.
This is an accessible, balanced, and clearly written account of one of the most famous sieges of western history.
[beaucoup moins que] Le mouvement al-Mustaqbal (Courant du futur) du Premier ministre Saad Hariri a remporte 18 sieges, alors que le mouvement Amal, dirige par le president du parlement Nabih Berri, a decroche 16 sieges et le Hezbollah 13 sieges.
Sieges, among the oldest and most recognized forms of warfare, are often poorly understood by military planners and policymakers alike.
Il a plus que tripler le nombre de sieges remportes 5021 sieges (15,94%), contre 1513 sieges (5,5%) en 2009.
The siege imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip is regarded as one of the most brutal and repressive sieges ; particularly as it has its economical and political motives, both in the long and short term.