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 Sentences of beset
Definition:
v. attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in
Example:
Many vexing problems beset the American public school system.
Sentence in Classic:
This idea of surrender had a perilous attraction for his mind now that he felt his soul beset once again by the insistent voices of the flesh which began to murmur to him again during his prayers and meditations.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Pierre, on unexpectedly becoming Count Bezukhov and a rich man, felt himself after his recent loneliness and freedom from cares so beset and preoccupied that only in bed was he able to be by himself.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A distrust of myself, which has often beset me in life on small occasions, when it would have been better away, was assuredly not stopped in its growth by this little incident outside the Canterbury coach.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
That is to say, without mincing words, he invariably set before his hearers the sorrows and the difficulties which may confront a man, the trials and the temptations which may beset him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
When the consul Minutius was beset in his camp by the Equians, the Roman people were filled with such alarm lest their army should be destroyed, that they appointed a dictator, always their last stay in seasons of peril.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
After Uncle Peter had wrung his neck, Aunt Pitty had been beset by conscience at the thought of enjoying him, en famille, when so many of her friends had not tasted chicken for weeks, so she suggested company for dinner.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The approach to this Kurtz grubbing for ivory in the wretched bush was beset by as many dangers as though he had been an enchanted princess sleeping in a fabulous castle.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
It was a handsome old stucco hall, very elegantly appointed, for Winter was a bachelor and prided himself on his style; but the place was beset by collieries.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Then he tried an opera, for nothing seemed impossible in the beginning, but here again unforeseen difficulties beset him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
We seem so beset with difficulties on every side, that though it would make us miserable for a time, we should be happier perhaps in the end.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Others have beset the narrow streets with lowered weapons; edge and glittering point of steel stand drawn, ready for the slaughter; scarcely at the entry do the guards of the gates essay battle, and hold out in the blind fight.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context