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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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Virgin's other fleet of new rolling stock, the Voyagers on the Cross Country network, were also beset with various technical problems in their first months of operation in 2002.
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.
The novel switches pace from a languid tale of good-hearted people beset by adversities to a fast- paced murder mystery.
A new risk-retention group is set to begin selling medical-malpractice insurance in Florida, a state beset by skyrocketing malpractice premiums.
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.
He firmly condemned the caste system saying that "India is beset by numerous social problems.
However, mold does not discriminate, and certain commercial and retail properties have recently been beset by costly mold conditions.
November 1988 Industry is labeled as troubled, beset by inadequate Medicaid reimbursement, intense competition from personal care facilities and home health care agencies, nationwide shortage of nursing help and a lack of comprehensive private-pay marketing strategy to reach growing numbers of affluent elderly.
Somalia has been beset by chaos and violence, with no central government since 1991.
The project, which would have cut four hours off the normal trip, has been beset by delays and route changes.
Thinkpads have remained a profitable shining star in a personal computer business beset by losses.
Beset on every side by the hostility of a conservative, clerical anti-socialist countryside where the understanding of social problems like poverty, unemployment and poor housing appeared to have advanced little further than that of Mozart's Count Almaviva, the city was nevertheless able to build flats and facilities that transformed the living conditions of thousands of working class families.
Eddie Kastrau and Trudelle were a slave couple beset by a malevolent, violent, propertied community.
The two Israeli writers believe that these inaccurate characterizations were indicative of the confusion and ineptitude that has beset Israel since the civil war began.