Habitually attacking harassing or pressing upon or about as a besetting sin
- of Beset
- Habitually assaulting, harassing, or pushing upon or about; since, a besetting sin.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beset
- (a.) constantly assaulting, harassing, or pushing upon or just around; as, a besetting sin.
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.