What is beset?

  • (verb): .
    Example: "Assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    Synonyms: set upon
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on beset:

Henry VI, Part 3 - Analysis and Criticism - Critical History - Montague Problem
... throngs, Cried full for Warwick, his thrice valiant son, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And many wounds made in his aged breast, As he ... steely point of Clifford's lance, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And in the very pangs of death he cried, Like to a dismal clangor heard from afar 'Warwick revenge ... the steely point of Clifford's lance, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And in the very pangs of death he cried, Like to a dismal clangor heard from afar 'Warwick ...
Criticism Of The Seventh-day Adventist Church - Church Doctrine - Christology
... of Adam before the fall Mainstream Adventists believe that Jesus was beset with all of the moral weaknesses and frailties that ordinary humans experience ... to be a partaker in the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." Despite this, he managed to resist temptation both from within ... to be a partaker in the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." ...

More definitions of "beset":

  • (verb): Decorate or cover lavishly with gems.
    Synonyms: encrust, incrust

Famous quotes containing the word beset:

    We live in a world beset on all sides with mysteries and riddles—and so ‘tis no matter—else it seems strange, that Nature, who makes every thing so well to answer its destination ... should so eternally bungle it as she does, in making so simple a thing as a married man.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
    While the world’s tide is bearing me along;
    Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
    Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong.
    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)

    One might feel that, at my age, I should look on life with more gravity. After all, I’ve been privileged to listen, firsthand, to some of the most profound thinkers of my day ... who were all beset by gloom over the condition the world had gotten into. Then why can’t I view it with anything but amusement?
    Anita Loos (1894–1981)