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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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Holding one's attention or interest
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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 besiege or surround with troops
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Present participle for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Present participle for bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
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Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
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Present participle for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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