state of siege

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Then, without waiting to receive the compliments of the bystanders on the victory be had won, he retreated to his own bedchamber, and considering himself in a state of siege, piled all the portable furniture against the door by way of barricade.
You know, I got back on Wednesday night and was met at once with stern orders that no visitors of any sort were to be received, that the tradespeople were to be interviewed at the front gates--in fact that the house was to be in a state of siege."
I found it rather harassing to live in this state of siege, but was too much afraid of Mrs.
He had long ago discovered the truth, that Jupiter created men during a fit of misanthropy, and that during a wise man's whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege. As for himself, he had never seen the blockade so complete; he heard his stomach sounding a parley, and he considered it very much out of place that evil destiny should capture his philosophy by famine.
The night was dark, but still the town resounded with those noises that disclose a city in a state of siege. Athos and Aramis did not proceed a hundred steps without being stopped by sentinels placed before the barricades, who demanded the watchword; and on their saying that they were going to Monsieur de Bouillon on a mission of importance a guide was given them under pretext of conducting them, but in fact as a spy over their movements.
(11) Monique Malterre, 'Myth and Esoterics: A Tentative Interpretation of A State of Siege' in The Rang of Fire: Essays on Janet Frame, ed.
Pic hits one false note in quoting Mahmoud Darwish's famous poem "State of Siege" at the end, where the repeated word "enemy" leaps out awkwardly from a film notable for its restraint.
The patriarch wrote the letter after witnessing the people's living conditions: "roads closed, towns and villages in a state of siege, no work, constant bombing." The desperate situation is causing many Christians to abandon the area.
Edinburgh would be in a state of siege over a game which wasn't their concern and the journey would be unfair to the west- based majority of Old Firm fans.
With citizens transformed into tourists and voyeurs, atrocities exhibited as pleasure and pleasures condemned as abominations, a state of siege camouflaged as a thrill ride, here at last was ground zero of the Reagan Era: Videodrome the amusement park.
The state of siege, however, gives inexorable logic to the argument for joint action.
As for the state of siege imposed on Islamic Iran, it would only strengthen its hand, he vowed and may the Almighty One guide us on the Right Path, Yazbek concluded.

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