Sentence Examples


  • Corfu was besieged, but unsuccessfully.
  • 69 the town was attacked by the partisans of Vespasian, and was frequently besieged in the Gothic wars.
  • In 1642 York was garrisoned by Royalists and besieged by the parliament.
  • And 352 B.C., Citium led the side loyal to Persia and was besieged by an Athenian force in 449 B.C.; its extensive necropolis proves that it remained a considerable city even after the Greek cause triumphed with Alexander.
  • Friendly relations had subsisted between Suleiman and Ferdinand during the expedition to Persia; but on the death of Zapolya in 1539 Ferdinand claimed Hungary and besieged Budapest with a large force.