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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Plaguing or troubling; surrounding to force a surrender.

Usage examples (24)
  • Verb (used with object), : to be beset by enemies; beset by difficulties. ,a village beset on all sides by dense forest. ,a gold bracelet beset with jewels
  • This sort of contempt for eminences, or rather dread of the labor of ascending them, might have been termed the besetting weakness of the warfare of the period.
  • As in the case of every well-defined philosophy, this motive is always attended by a "besetting" problem.
  • Different besetting temptations in England and the North 136 for more
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