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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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When a peach tree cared for by a farmer and his family is beset by hungry aphids, it wilts because it cannot sustain their excessive appetite.
Historical events like the Boer War and the social norms of the day converge to create a backdrop for some horrific crimes committed by a demented young doctor who is beset by the ghosts of his childhood.
Since Washington is beset by injuries, oddsmakers don't think this game will be particularly close, with the Bruins 13-point favorites.
For another, this desire is beset by undecidability, on which I have been insisting.
Four-year-old Joshua Raffan is beset by nightmares after doctors explained he would have to face regular hepatitis B injections and blood tests over the next 12 months .
America in the 1990s is beset with a clatter of voices which feed our tendency toward narcissism and divide us as a nation by romanticizing cultural boundaries, stressing our differences, and obscuring those aspects of American life which should allow us to rediscover common goals and unifying values.