Like when a president accepts the resignation of an embattled cabinet member (who really may have been fired).
It wasn't clear whether he was arguing that the administration should continue to stand by Egypt's embattled strongman.
But the embattled author did try to defend himself to his hometown newspaper, the Bozeman, Montana, Daily Chronicle.
The embattled Senate majority leader needed a strong showing in his debate with Sharron Angle last night.
Now the ex-governor is driving customers to the embattled chain.
I have never come across a pile embattled; but it would naturally be embattled on both edges.
This is what I likened to an embattled phalanx, once before.
In which they followed the time-honoured usage of embattled hosts, or at least of their respective war correspondents.
The printer's boy had faced the embattled oligarchy, and had won.
His thoughts were embattled with the conflict of many emotions, and morning found him hollow-eyed.
"under attack," by 1882; earlier it meant "prepared to fight," and (of structures) "fitted with battlements;" past participle adjective from embattle (v.).