The House version of the bill already exhibits significant symptoms of the problems that beset health reform.
Every petty little hiccup that beset its launch was magnified as an index of its chronic malfunction.
Of course, they observe, Obama was blessed as well as beset by his Republican adversaries.
During the 1980s and 1990s, London police were beset with stories of organized police corruption.
Many of the miseries that have beset Americans in the last two years have been too complex to easily explain.
At first navigation was beset with the greatest difficulties.
They are putty in the hands of the fears and forces that beset them from without.
The task is, however, beset with difficulties, on account of the great expense involved.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
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.