beset with difficulty

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So it came over that good knight that he would no more press forward, but seek another road, less grievously beset with difficulty unto his gentle steed.
The run-up to the concert was beset with difficulty, including a planned ticket ballot based on charitable contributions - later scrapped - and uncertainty over the line-up.
However, mid-season recruitment is beset with difficulty, he warns, adding that targets - and there are targets, he confirmed - will only be pursued if they improve the squad on a long-term basis and their price is right.