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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: siege

noun

synonyms: assault, blockade, encirclement

word pairs: brutal siege, long siege, bloody siege

 

"Phoenicia was less easy to conquer. For seven, long months, Alexander laid siege to the city of Tyre. Its destruction, when it came, was all the more brutal."

A Little History of the World

by Ernst Gombrich

Could you use the noun 'siege' to describe recent events at Capitol Hill in America?

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