It was to disperse this head of partisan war that Tarleton was called off from beleaguering Marion.
The winter settled after that with a beleaguering of steeps and broken levels under a blockade of stark hardship.
Crucifixes and shrines surrounded the clearing like the sentries of a beleaguering army.
Had it been otherwise, there would have been no beleaguering of girls in forts, and Canada would have lost a pretty story.
By the 22nd of April the garrison of Landrecies was contained, the beleaguering troops had encircled it, and the siege was begun.
The beleaguering force outside the fort, he said, must outnumber ours two to one.
The Seven Captains are beleaguering Thebes, and affairs are going ill with the garrison.
Every wall had its "military engines capable of playing on the siege-works of the beleaguering army."
Emma stretched out her right hand with its small fingers tightly clenched, and shook it at the beleaguering host.
One might have imagined he saw before him the tented camps of a beleaguering host of Brobdingnagians.
1580s, from Dutch or Low German belegeren "to besiege," from be- "around" (see be-) + legeren "to camp," from leger "bed, camp, army, lair," from Proto-Germanic *leg-raz-, from PIE *legh-to- "lie" (see lie (v.2)). A word from the Flemish Wars (cf. Swedish belägra, Dutch belegeren "besiege," German Belagerung "siege"). Spelling influenced by league. Related: Beleaguered; beleaguering.