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Criticism Of The Seventh-day Adventist Church - Church Doctrine - Christology
... the fall Mainstream Adventists believe that Jesus was beset with all of the moral weaknesses and frailties that ordinary humans experience ... the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." Despite this, he managed to resist temptation both from within and ... overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." ...
Henry VI, Part 3 - Analysis and Criticism - Critical History - Montague Problem
... valiant son, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And many wounds made in his aged breast, As he tottering sat upon his steed, He waft his hand to me and ... Broached with 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 revenge, brother, revenge my death ... with 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 revenge, son, revenge ...

More definitions of "beset":

  • (verb): Decorate or cover lavishly with gems.
    Synonyms: encrust, incrust
  • (verb): .
    Example: "Assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    Synonyms: set upon

Famous quotes containing the word beset:

    Alone, I am satisfied with myself. With others, I am beset by troubling comparisons.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    There are four classes of idols which beset men’s minds. To these for distinction’s sake I have assigned names—calling the first class Idols of the Tribe; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theatre.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)