bedevilled bedevilled

Definition(s):

  1. (v) treat cruelly
  2. (v) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage(s):

  1. Far from treating his heirs more kindly, the ghostly grandsire bedevilled the son of the house with a wasting disease.
  2. On the nation's opposite seaboard, another Governor was being bedevilled for taking precisely the opposite view of lynching from Governor Rolph's.

News

  • Years after death, Arafat haunts troubled Mideast

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - New findings suggesting Yasser Arafat might have been poisoned have aggravated decades-old tensions between Palestinian rivals and with Israel that had long bedevilled the iconic leader. Gaza's rulers Hamas and the Western-backed Palestinian Authority in the West Bank -- fiercely divided since 2007 -- quibbled over festivities commemorating Arafat nine ...
    on November 12, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Mr. Singh said, "we will do all that is necessary to resolve outstanding issues that have bedevilled our relations with Pakistan. But that requires credible action on the part of Pakistan to deal with terrorist elements directing their energy to...
    on Jul 11, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindu

  2. "We have let our fans down," said head coach Frank Hadden. "Once again, we've made the sort of elementary errors that bedevilled us at the critical stage during the World Cup. As soon as we got into their 22, we were like rabbits caught in...
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Frank Hadden Source: AFP

  3. "I believe this is a historic breakthrough and a thoroughly sensible way to overcome a dispute which has bedevilled successive federal and provincial governments for over 20 years," Harper said. "These are not easy issues - the Atlantic...
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Stephen Harper Source: CJOB

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