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Adjective
Resulting from or acting from a compulsion
“His besetting need for absolution and expiation drove him to increase his penances and almsgiving.”
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Marked by strong and intense feelings or emotions
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Passionately motivated to achieve one's goals
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Present participle for to cause anguish or distress to
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“My disturbing dreams and pseudomemories still beset me with unabated force.”
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Present participle for to physically surround or enclose, typically in a hostile manner
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“Swarms of biting insects would beset me to add to my torment.”
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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“The King afterwards sent an army to Durham, and allowed it to beset the castle.”
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Present participle for to overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
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Present participle for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Present participle for to fill or permeate, especially with something undesirable
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Present participle for to be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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