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Synonyms for besetting

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Former environment secretary Gina Lopez understood the environmental issues besetting our country.
According to him, the crisis besetting the global shipping was mainly due to the oversupply of tonnages ordered in the pre-crisis years; the widespread mistrust among banks; and the subsequent withdrawal from the financial letter of credit, where the cargo flow came to an abrupt halt that had an immediate impact on shipping.
It is off-limits and the way to help homosexuals, therefore, is to affirm them as human beings with particular besetting temptations and by friendly support, as you would do in the case of heterosexual people with a different sort of besetting temptations.
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.