What is beset?

  • (verb): Decorate or cover lavishly with gems.
    Synonyms: encrust, incrust
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on beset:

Henry VI, Part 3 - Analysis and Criticism - Critical History - Montague Problem
... his thrice valiant son, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And many wounds made in his aged breast, As he tottering sat upon his steed, He waft his hand to me and cried aloud 'Richard ... Until with thousand swords he was beset, And in the very pangs of death he cried, Like to a dismal clangor heard from afar 'Warwick revenge, brother, revenge my death.' So underneath the belly of their steeds ... lance, Until with thousand swords he was beset, And in the very pangs of death he cried, Like to a dismal clangor heard from afar 'Warwick revenge, son, revenge my death.' So ...
Criticism Of The Seventh-day Adventist Church - Church Doctrine - Christology
... Adventists believe that Jesus was beset with all of the moral weaknesses and frailties that ordinary humans experience ... nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." Despite this, he managed to resist temptation both from within and without, and lived a perfectly ... divine nature, and to overcome every temptation wherewith he is beset." ...

More definitions of "beset":

  • (verb): .
    Example: "Assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    Synonyms: set upon

Famous quotes containing the word beset:

    Alone, I am satisfied with myself. With others, I am beset by troubling comparisons.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    We live in a world beset on all sides with mysteries and riddles—and so ‘tis no matter—else it seems strange, that Nature, who makes every thing so well to answer its destination ... should so eternally bungle it as she does, in making so simple a thing as a married man.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
    While the world’s tide is bearing me along;
    Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
    Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong.
    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)