Definition of Besotting

1. Verb. (present participle of besot) ¹



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Definition of Besotting

1. besot [v] - See also: besot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Besotting

besoothe
besoothed
besoothes
besoothing
besorrow
besort
besorted
besorting
besorts
besot
besots
besotted
besottedly
besottedness
besotten
besotting (current term)
besottingly
besought
besoul
besouled
besouling
besouls
besour
besow
bespake
bespangle
bespangled
bespangles
bespangling
besparkled

Literary usage of Besotting

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1. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"It is a besotting kind of taste, likely to turn into a disease. And, besides, there is something revolting to ine in raking a heap of money together, ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"I am one Of many Spanish nobles who detest The roaring bigotry of the herd, would fain Dash from the lips of king and queen the cup Filled with besotting ..."

3. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... t Or my complaints and wrongs appease, Since dull besotting error these Doth so much blind, that they scarce see The odds betweene the drone and bee? ..."

4. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1880)
"in its allurement and revelry, in its Circean fascinations and their besotting effects, in its coarse vulgarity and in its bestial pollutions. ..."

5. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"You see no persons besotting themselves with imported spirits, wines, liquors, cordials, etc. Whiskey claims to itself alone the exclusive office of ..."

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