embattled

All Adjective Verb
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  • The force next moved south to provide air cover over the embattled island.
  • All these were about the king's person, and embattled near his body. Cited from Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut, by Wace
  • Party officials also said the embattled prime minister was suffering from poor health.
  • The area was for some time an embattled no-man's land.
  • It was at that time that the embattled mayor could fight no longer.
  • The north west corner is dominated by the embattled so-called little tower.
  • Not the last stand of and embattled people, but a new force in American life.
  • Party officials also said the embattled Prime Minister was suffering from poor health.
  • Despite its embattled appearance, the castle was designed for elegant living rather than defence.
  • Churches and schools rose everywhere, taking the place of fort and embattled camp. Cited from Ireland, Historic and Picturesque, by Charles Johnston
  • He turned his steps towards the Castle, and in a very few minutes found himself at its embattled entrance. Cited from Heiress of Haddon, by William E. Doubleday
  • Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. Cited from Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Such reflections as these passed through my mind as I watched the embattled host. Cited from Manco, the Peruvian Chief, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • At the west end is the three-stage embattled tower.
  • Just across the narrow bridge the "embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world." Cited from Two Thousand Miles On An Automobile, by Arthur Jerome Eddy
  • The chapel has two south windows, a four-light east window, and an embattled parapet.
  • It had a small chancel and its embattled western tower contained a single bell.
  • "Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world." Cited from Hawthorne, by Henry James, Junr.
  • "Once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard around the world." Cited from My Native Land, by James Cox
  • The fourth is occupied by an embattled wall and an elaborate gate-way. Cited from Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I (of 2), by Dawson Turner
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Root form of embattled is embattle for the verb.

Meaning of embattled

  • verb Fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
    an embattled castle
  • verb Prepare for battle or conflict