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An example use of siege in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… but we found a siege mentality we found …”
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of capturing it.
the word siege occurs in english on average 8.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that siege can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;
2) transport and travel;