Definition of Besetting

1. a. Habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin.



Definition of Besetting

1. Verb. (present participle of beset) ¹

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Definition of Besetting

1. beset [v] - See also: beset

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Besetting

besees
beselve
besend
beserk
beserker
beserkers
beserks
beses
beset
besetment
besetments
besets
besetten
besetter
besetters
besetting (current term)
beshade
beshadow
beshadowed
beshadowing
beshadows
beshake
beshame
beshamed
beshames
beshaming
beshare
besharp
beshawled
beshield

Literary usage of Besetting

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1. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1899)
"But tether, the acts of watching and besetting here proved in reference to the ... To bring a case of watching or besetting within the section it most be ..."

2. Evening Exercises for the Closet: For Every Day in the Year by William Jay (1864)
"1'et in many cases a man's ignorance, owing to the power and prevalence of the evil, must be mere affectation. A mail's easily besetting sin is—that to ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of Prussia's leading position in non-Austrian Germany was so great that the difficulties besetting the internal policies could be regarded as removed. ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1892)
"AN INDIAN'S VIEW OF THE DIFFICULTIES besetting HIM. BY JAMES M. STUART. The history of Indian legislation shows that the supreme object of the United States ..."

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