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em·bat·tle·ment

 (ĕm-băt′l-mənt, ĭm-)

embattlement

(ɪmˈbætəlmənt)
n
(Fortifications) a battlement
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The poorest move taken by the group is that Hezbollah's exhaustive contribution surpassed the embattlement in Syria; following Iran's bidding, the group now deploys recruits to Iraq, while already dealing with a state of ongoing alertness in Lebanon.
Firstly, there are those that analyze the Israeli machinery of domination--colonization, militarization, checkpoints, Jews-only roads, settlement construction, the Wall, military operations (Cast Lead, Protective Edge), resource appropriation (water, land), and so on, on the critical side; and those that make the case for Israel's democracy, embattlement, liberal values, its history of alleged persecution and invasion by its neighbors, by those (mostly in the Nelson and Brahm volume) who seek to "defend" the Jewish state.
13) The ICPC identifies only three main forms of corruption: bribery, embattlement, and fraud.
With the increasing polarization of American political discourse, there is a sense of embattlement on the right and of losing the culture war.
In fact, drawing on the language of hockey, Balme argues that Highway's play occurs in "an arena of cultural embattlement" that also demonstrates how theatre contains the possibility of transforming such embattlement into "cultural exchange" (268).
I loved how he brought a feeling of optimism and growth to IT instead of the typical embattlement and resource constraints that unfortunately can take over a culture.
city, such as political embattlement, historical inequities, urban
After the cold war, the Syrian issue is the first embattlement between Russia and the US, and withdrawal of support for Syria will destroy Russia's credibility in the world," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Nozar Shafiyee said Wednesday.
The killings have added to the sense of embattlement by the Sunni Arabs, who are a minority in Iraq and who have been holding protests against Maleki since late 2012.
Capital's wounding and embattlement fuses it with the American conscience.
Increasingly, there seems a sense of embattlement among them, as they put up the ramparts against a UK Government they have convinced themselves is on an anti-Welsh crusade.