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[mass noun] Aggressive pressure or intimidation:‘the policy of political besiegement’
blockade, beleaguerment, encirclementView synonyms
- ‘Because political opponents do consider their antagonists competent, this besiegement is of the mind.’
- ‘Many also had sons, daughters, or wives who opposed the war, fueling the sense of besiegement.’
- ‘Conservatives tend to thrive on a sense of besiegement, a belief that they're surrounded on all sides by enemies seen and unseen who must be destroyed.’
- ‘The narrative of besiegement manifests itself in both Westerns and combat films.’
- ‘It just feeds the religious right's feeling of righteous besiegement while gaining almost nothing in practical terms.’
- ‘This anger and frustration stems from a sense of cultural besiegement, which they are finding can never be dealt with through the attainment of power alone.’
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