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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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
Criticism Of The Seventh-day Adventist Church - Church Doctrine - Christology
... before the fall Mainstream Adventists believe that Jesus was beset with all of the moral weaknesses and frailties that ordinary humans experience ... in the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." Despite this, he managed to resist temptation both from within and ... to be a partaker in the divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." ...

More definitions of "beset":

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

Famous quotes containing the word beset:

    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)

    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)