meaning of Besetting

Besetting meaning in General Dictionary

Habitually attacking harassing or pressing upon or about as a besetting sin

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  • of Beset
  • Habitually assaulting, harassing, or pushing upon or about; since, a besetting sin.

Besetting meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beset

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  • (a.) constantly assaulting, harassing, or pushing upon or just around; as, a besetting sin.

Sentence Examples with the word Besetting

But he showed admirable judgment in his choice of subordinates; Robert of Meulan, who died in 1118, and Roger of Salisbury, who survived his master, were statesmen of no common order; and Henry was free from the mania of attending in person to every detail, which was the besetting sin of medieval sovereigns.

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