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 Meanings and Examples of BESET
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 v.  attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Munro had again sunk into that sort of apathy which had beset him since his late overwhelming misfortunes, and from which he was apparently to be roused only by some new and powerful excitement.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
2  Now the beset him and made clamor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
3  At this cry a hysterical fear and dismay beset the troops.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
4  You don't know, and you can't, the daily, hourly trials that beset a housekeeper from them, everywhere and every way.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  I am beset here with neighbours that match your infidels, Sir Knight, in Holy Land.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  And, in the meantime," said Locksley, "we will beset the place so closely, that not so much as a fly shall carry news from thence.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
7  My Liege," said the Friar, "I humbly crave your pardon; and you would readily grant my excuse, did you but know how the sin of laziness has beset me.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  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
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  Bodily unrest and chill and weariness beset him, routing his thoughts.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  They surrounded it in a cluster, and hurried along as though beset.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  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
Get Context   In II
12  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 Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
13  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
14  The bigwigs, the most respected members of the club, beset the new arrivals.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III
15  Others with drawn swords have beset the doorway below and keep it in crowded column.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
Example Sentence:
1  Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.
2  The country has been beset by economic woes for the past decade.
3  She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.
4  It is a neighborhood beset by all the usual inner-city problems.
5  Our troops was beset by enemy fire.
6  Many vexing problems beset the American public school system.
7  With fatalism, he accepted the hardships that beset him.
8  My groom and my page sleep out of the house, and may beset aside altogether.