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beset with

1. To pester, bother, or harass, often excessively. In this usage, a person or group can be named between "beset" and "with." I'll make sure the kids don't beset the babysitter with lots of demands today. The senator's office has been beset with angry calls from constituents.
2. To embellish, typically with jewels. In this usage, a noun is used after "with." My grandmother's antique bracelet is beset with rubies.

beset someone with something

to surround someone with harassment; to harass someone with something. Please do not beset them with problem after problem. They beset us with requests for money.
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But the social care side of the department has been beset with disasters including the deaths of eight children known to social workers, as a result of neglect or abuse.
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Fatima the Spinner and the Tent is the tale of a woman who seems beset with one disaster after another as she travels from Morocco to the Mediterranean, Egypt, Turkey, and finally China.
Beset by high prices and and a tough regulatory climate, California continued to wallow at the bottom of the nation's homeownership ranks last year, according to a study released Wednesday.
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.
Unlike the media, the auto industry is beset by crushing competition.
The dawn of the twenty-first century has seen the Catholic Church beset with scandals, perhaps most reprehensibly sexual abuse scandals involving children, and the Church has repeatedly reacted in a manner consistent with feudal culture--secrecy, denial, and an all-out effort to protect reputation and institutional resources.
Holidays are normally a time of good cheer and laughter, but those experiencing profound grief or the loss of a loved one are beset by the opposite of these emotions, often at a magnified effect.
Beaten by Iceland in a recent friendly, Italy are beset by strife in the dressing-room, which doesn't go well with all that hair lacquer and mascara.
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The center of a suite of services, the International Registry of Due Diligence may be the most comprehensive solution for companies beset by the growing roster of anti-money-laundering regulations--from the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act in the United Kingdom to the Patriot Act in the U.
On departing the Schaulager, I'm beset with a vague sense of unreality, deeply baffled and entranced by this Alpine mecca of secret bank accounts and private collections, of foundations committed to the future of art.
That interior world can resemble an inferno, particularly in this age so beset by existential doubt.
And Hit Time is sometimes beset with cliched, dated dialogue and banal prose like "She had an ugly-wugly feeling.