beset beset  /bɪ ˈsɛt/


  1. (v) assail or attack on all sides:
  2. (v) annoy continually or chronically
  3. (v) decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)


  1. The film is beset by controversy from the day its music video was launched as groups are accusing it with copyright violations.
  2. The country was beset by unrest after the President had refused to step down even after losing in the elections.
  3. There is an economic turnaround in the Latin American country which was beset in the past by currency devaluations and runaway inflation.


  1. South Africa's rand and bonds weaken

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was softer against the dollar and government bonds also weakened as Johannesburg trade resumed on Tuesday after a long holiday weekend. The market awaited quarterly employment numbers due out at 0700 GMT for the latest pointer on the health of the economy, beset by strikes in the mining sector which have dented investor sentiment. The rand was down 0 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. A class for teenage moms taught by a teenage mom: 'I did it, and you can do it'

    Teenage moms, beset with low graduation rates and paltry earnings, tend to give birth to babies with troubles of their own. Teenage moms, officials say, do not understand the consequences of lifestyle decisions on their newborns. Enter Kathy Newport, educator. 
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Bloomingdale's Friendship Park gets an upgrade

    BLOOMINGDALE — Though beset by recent rains, workers have been planting and grooming the newly revamped Friendship Park, off Glenwild Avenue.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Record


  1. Mr Walsh said: "This is a critical period in the history of aviation. Let no-one be in any doubt. This industry is in crisis - a deeper, more protracted, more fundamental crisis than 9/11, the Gulf War or any of the previous shocks that have beset...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Willie Walsh Source: Buckinghamshire Advertiser

  2. In Proclamation 1362, Arroyo said the promotion of peace and unity among Filipinos "has all too often lost its relevance in our nation, which is beset by hostility, bitterness, constant conflict and too much politics."
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Sun.Star

  3. Committee chairman Edward Leigh, a Conservative MP, said: "BSF has been beset from the beginning by poor planning and persistent over-optimism. This has led to widespread disappointment in the rate at which schools are being completed, inevitably...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Edward Leigh Source: BBC News

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