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Synonyms for besetting

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Pope Benedict did not identify in detail areas of difficulty between the two churches, but he did speak of the "the strains and difficulties besetting the Anglican Communion and consequently about the uncertainty of the communion itself.
The reason I joined Americans United is because I feel strongly that so many of the evils besetting our country today stem from mixing politics and religion.
A classic anthology of literature, charged with emotion and a stark view of ills besetting individuals and society at large.
One of the besetting sins of attempts to find topical meaning in early modern drama," Durton rightly points out, "has been a determination to make the parallels too thorough and exact, explaining every detail" (xvii).