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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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It was the third time that the dates were changed this year in the poorest country in the Americas, which has been beset by violence despite the presence of UN troops.
Forest Service, which he describes as "disintegrating, devolving" and beset by "bureaucratic sclerosis." He examines four traditional options for fire management that have been employed in the past--Let Burn, Suppress, Prescribe Burn, and Change Combustibility (manipulating fuels).
Wigan are beset by injuries and could look a little disjointed at times, and that could open up some scoring opportunities for the Vikings.
The 'toilet training' problem, which has included locked loos, spillages and blocked toilets, is one of a number of difficulties to beset the Pendolinos, which were launched in September at a lavish ceremony in London attended by Tony Blair.
Beset by political instabilities, volatile fiscal arrangements and changing monetary environments, the global economic recovery emerged from 2004 intact, thanks largely to household spending.
they would watch their daughter grow up, get married, start a family of her own"--are thrown "into a nervous and jangling disarray." Beset by relentless grief, Rick, a podiatrist, is reminded of an amputation he once performed, and his patient's plaintive words after the surgery was complete: "'It was part of me,' she kept saying.
Had Herlihy devoted more space to integrating alcohol with other issues that beset tsarist Russia, this would have been a more sobering book indeed.
The gelding was beset by a number of problems in last week's Lexus Chase, when he was beaten seven lengths by Beef Or Salmon, including unsuitably soft ground and a cut on his head on the way over to Ireland.
Indeed, the life of the premodern female traveler was fraught with prejudice and beset with barriers.
The novel switches pace from a languid tale of good-hearted people beset by adversities to a fast- paced murder mystery.
Since announcing plans to have the "Ghost Fleet" scrapped, MARAD has been beset by opposition from environmentalists claiming that transporting the vessels violates environmental regulations, as they say the vessels contain significant amounts of hazardous materials, including PCBs.
Redefining reality with the positive message that now is the time to make a choice, whether to continue the status quo of one's existence or strive to make a bigger difference for the better in the life of oneself and others, Going Deeper is a profound metaphysical work with a transcendent message about waking up and taking control of one's positive influence, whether one truly believes oneself to be a Wanderer or simply an ordinary human soul beset with the same multitude of complex problems, challenges, and opportunities as anyone else.
Since the suit was filed in August 2001, it has been beset by legal maneuverings and delays.
For instance, a colon beset by an inflammatory bowel disease is more likely to develop tumors than a normal colon is.
Set in the late 1980s, its characters (based on Belanger's real family) are beset by everything from yearnings for wider horizons to the onset of Parkinson's disease.