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Beset
(v) surround on all sides; harass. Origin: be + set Strongly drawn by an ambition to be a full-time writer, but beset by family financial crises that continued to the end of his life, Sundar Lal suffered periods of deep depression. We could also have used the word beleaguer in the above sentence. It means the same as beset.