Definition of besiege:
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151. Dareios being informed of this and having gathered together all his power, made expedition against them, and when he had marched his army up to Babylon he began to besiege them; but they cared nothing about the siege, for the Babylonians used to go up to the battlements of the wall and show contempt of Dareios and of his army by gestures and by words; and one of them uttered this saying: " Why, O Persians, do ye remain sitting here, and not depart?- "The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2)", Herodotus.
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