- The besieged meant to sell their lives dearly, but it was obviously impossible for them, with so slender a force, to resist a very long time. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
- Doctor West was besieged. - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.
- The host of the Visigoths had besieged it for months in vain. - "The Valley of Vision", Henry Van Dyke.