The power plants in Japan, beset by an earthquake, he adds, "are having a problem that nuclear scientists said couldn't happen."
The House version of the bill already exhibits significant symptoms of the problems that beset health reform.
Stringer depicts a country that is beset by complications of both past imperialism and current globalism.
Every petty little hiccup that beset its launch was magnified as an index of its chronic malfunction.
Oregon Rep. David Wu is beset by bizarre behavior, campaign debts and an unfortunate picture in a tiger suit.
At first navigation was beset with the greatest difficulties.
They beset the Spanish fort till not a soldier could venture out.
The task is, however, beset with difficulties, on account of the great expense involved.
How was she to cope with all the difficulties that beset her path like sharp-thorned briers?
And then he endeavoured to reason with himself, and to look the perils that beset him, in the face.
Old English besettan "to put, place; own, keep; occupy, settle; cover, surround with, besiege," from Proto-Germanic *bisatjan (cf. Old Saxon bisettjan, Dutch bezetten, Old High German bisezzan, German besetzen, Gothic bisatjan); see be- + set (v.). The figurative sense also was in Old English. Related: Beset (past tense); besetting.