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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beset.

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Examples

  • His word besets us behind, and before, and it lays its hand upon us.

    The Friend on the Road and Other Studies in the Gospels

  • An uneasiness, not such as besets one on the eve of some event, but such as one feels on remembering some good that one has lost forever, filled Janina's heart.

    Komediantka. English

  • For many of the NO folks, opposition is so engrained as to be a matter of almost religious ferocity such as besets the minority Party of NO that holds our State Legislature hostage when it comes to financial matters.

    HALFWAY TO CONCORD

  • Perhaps an inner tension besets the motto; perhaps it should read not “Fraternity or Death” but “Fraternity and Death.”

    Bloodlust

  • There is nothing in the Constitution, or in the economic expertise of those drafting it, to guide us through a post-industrial global financial crisis of the kind which now besets us.

    David Coates: Sanity in a Time of Madness

  • Perhaps an inner tension besets the motto; perhaps it should read not “Fraternity or Death” but “Fraternity and Death.”

    Bloodlust

  • In the same spirit contemporary political thinkers often embrace the idea of the “clash of civilizations” to fathom the violence that besets the world.

    Bloodlust

  • In the same spirit contemporary political thinkers often embrace the idea of the “clash of civilizations” to fathom the violence that besets the world.

    Bloodlust

  • Unlike the IMF's traditional lending facilities, employed after a crisis besets a country, the precautionary credit line is designed to prevent crises.

    IMF Makes Credit Line Available to Macedonia

  • There is nothing in the Constitution, or in the economic expertise of those drafting it, to guide us through a post-industrial global financial crisis of the kind which now besets us.

    David Coates: Sanity in a Time of Madness

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