Beleaguered



to surround with military forces.
to surround or beset, as with troubles.
Contemporary Examples

Elisabeth Murdoch Takes Aim at News Corp. Peter Jukes August 23, 2012
Newsweek Sets Charlie Sheen on Fire The Daily Beast Video June 24, 2012
Scratching I’ll Have Another Lifts a Cloud of Suspicion off the Triple Crown Dan Packel June 8, 2012
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Rushed to Hospital February 11, 2012
Paul Begala on George W. Bush’s Very Bad Economic Advice Paul Begala July 28, 2012

Historical Examples

Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 Various
General Gordon Seton Churchill
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 John Lothrop Motley
When God Laughs and Other Stories Jack London
The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery) Samuel Alexander White

verb (transitive)
to trouble persistently; harass
to lay siege to
v.

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