verb (used with object), be·stead·ed, be·stead·ed or be·stead, be·stead·ing.
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There was hardly to be found in all Southern Tennessee a more contented, shiftless, ill-bestead family than theirs.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
She said presently: Habundia, thou seest I am hard bestead; give me some good rede thereto.The Water of the Wondrous Isles|William Morris
Thus, on all hands, I seemed to myself as sore bestead as ever man was, and on no side saw any hope of succour.A Monk of Fife|Andrew Lang
Then were they all three on foot, and ever they saw the hart afore them passing weary and hard bestead.Stories of King Arthur and His Knights|U. Waldo Cutler
But Joseph and Hyrum were harder bestead than ever I have been; and bolder men to boot.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling