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em·bat·tle·ment

 (ĕm-băt′l-mənt, ĭm-)

embattlement

(ɪmˈbætəlmənt)
n
(Fortifications) a battlement
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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.
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.
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.
He insists that any criticism coming from other Westerners is more or less hypocritical, that they benefit from the same things Perowne does: "That's why I had him gazing at the locks on his door, thinking about the bad people, the drug dealers who want to get in--there's an embattlement.
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.
Kabaservice believes that Buckley and company were "the only Republican tribe that had a sense of themselves as an ideologically coherent group joined in a movement, and their sense of heroic embattlement was enhanced by their opponents' tendency to view them as not merely wrong but insane.