Examples of siege in a Sentence
The castle was built to withstand a siege.
The city is in a state of siege.
Recent Examples of siege from the Web
The school has been under siege since September, when a social media post showed nine St. Teresa’s students posed with beer pong cups arranged as a swastika.
Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine (Doubleday) uncovers a 20th-century Ukraine under siege.
Weinstein and his reputation appeared to still be under siege Tuesday.
To have access to Dave, who is one of the nine survivors of the final siege, was huge to have.
Branch Davidians The Branch Davidians broke off from the Davidian Seventh-Day Aventists in 1955 but didn’t make headlines till the infamous Waco siege of 1993.
The siege occurred on the night of September 11, when 20 men armed with grenade launchers and machine guns stormed the American compound and set it on fire.
The breach is expected to end a nightmare siege for tens of thousands of people trapped in a handful of neighborhoods controlled by the government and a nearby airport.
Though Hernán Cortés, the conquistador charged with taking over what is now Mexico, initially entered the city of Tenochtitlan without resistance, before long, violence broke out and the Spanish staged a nearly three-month-long siege of the city.
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