Usage examples for siege

  1. This capital of Urartu held out against a long siege and at length the Assyrian army withdrew. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  2. If the sergeant has the rights of it, an' the savages are done with the siege then we're not likely to see much from this point. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  3. A stone or two was picked up, whereupon he went back and had the hall door shut and barred, the heavy shutters of the windows having all been closed already, so that we could have stood a much more severe siege than from these poor fellows. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. Had it been as you say, I had a couple of years for my siege – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  5. " To see what a siege would be like. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  6. " I'll be in about midnight," said the physician, as he again took leave, " and I'll send a professional nurse, a man; this is likely to be a long siege – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  7. Such was the siege of Derry. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  8. I've had a long siege wid her, the Lord knows! – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  9. Those desperate enemies of mankind which lie in siege of us all around grew feeble and were silent when she came. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  10. Their position is safe enough from attack but in the event of a siege their safety would only be temporary. – Arizona Sketches by Joseph A. Munk
  11. He was resolved, however, to make her stand a siege and, thinking he would be as comfortable where he was, he did not return to the tree, but sat down upon the grass, keeping his eyes fixed upon his antagonist. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. Active preparations for the siege were made on both sides. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  13. He dismissed the idea of a siege – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  14. It was but a poor affair, judged by European military standards, and absolutely worthless if it should have to withstand a siege by artillery. – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  15. " She is as anxious as any one to end this intolerable siege he said. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  16. No doubt she would feel herself in a state of siege as long as the man remained in the country. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. Fortifications were rapidly thrown about the city, and the siege which was to last four months, had commenced. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  18. The nomads were far less equipped for such a siege than Mayfield was. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  19. You remember, Emlyn, I warned you when you and the lady would have ridden to London before the siege – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  20. They had all fought in the same battles, and been in the same siege – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still