They are putty in the hands of the fears and forces that beset them from without.
Touring it through the Causses seemed, indeed, beset with difficulties.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
Such was his own experience that he was beset by the gravest doubts.
I have been so hunted and beset by this man, that I knew my only hope of ...