One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Aggressive pressure or intimidation.‘an atmosphere of fear and beleaguerment’
blockade, encirclementView synonyms
- ‘The permanent career service has endured so much abuse that its sense of beleaguerment is accompanied by an acute consciousness of bureaucratic prerogative.’
- ‘We sought to measure the psychic state of freedom, relaxation, and comfort versus that of anxiety, drivenness, and beleaguerment.’
- ‘In this atmosphere of fear and beleaguerment the press, with the support of sections of the political establishment, hope to sideline a rational, objective approach towards crime.’
- ‘The Depression brought a sense of beleaguerment to the American Church as well.’
- ‘The front line of American beleaguerment was to be found at 10,000 on the Dow Jones last week.’
- ‘With time added on, England were now going to spend an entire football match in frazzled defence, dropping back ever deeper, the beleaguerment solidified by ever-more paranoid substitutions.’
- ‘All the minorities described suffer in a greater or lesser degree a sense of what has been called beleaguerment, feelings of isolation from the major thrust of American life.’
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