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assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"

decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

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I know he couldn't love a Linton; and yet he'd be quite capable of marrying your fortune and expectations: avarice is growing with him a besetting sin.
But I thought - I implore you to remember the narrow construction which has been my besetting sin - that, in a case where there was so much disparity in point of years -'
evidence of immodesty and egotism, the besetting sins of liberalism
Nothing less than political philosophy and its openness to higher truth, truths of faith and reason, will save modernity from the besetting sins of ideology and fanaticism.
He had a mullet and cranked the Allman Brothers and was one of the few people on earth to whom you would unreservedly loan money or confess besetting sins.