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His path was beset _____ difficulties.

A) by B) with

I am confused between the two, some sites suggest "with" while some suggest "by".

Can anyone explain when to use which?

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Checking Cambridge answers this:

beset (adj): having a lot of trouble with something, or having to deal with a lot of something that causes problems.

The example follows:

With the amount of traffic nowadays, even a trip across town is beset by/with dangers.

I also checked various other sources including news where I could find both the usage. So, without any worry, you can use either of them.

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