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To cause persistent suffering to
“Agencies are fighting to get boats in the harbour to take them to the marooned populations, but negotiations are also beset with difficulties.”
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Surround and harass
“Biting insects are at best a nuisance, but imagine an individual in a hut, sick with a high fever and beset by swarms of biting insects to add to their torment.”
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To take sudden, violent action against
“… the unsuspecting tourists were suddenly beset by robbers.”
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