Examples of bedevil in a Sentence
The theory bedevils scientists, none of whom have been able to prove it true or false.
The project has been bedeviled by problems since its inception.
Recent Examples of bedevil from the Web
The prohibition has bedeviled LGBT people across the former British Empire for more than a century.
The site has bedeviled successive Charlotte City Councils for years, ever since Eastland began its precipitous plunge into oblivion starting in the mid-2000s.
But cheap gas has bedeviled drillers, many of whom are battling low prices by drilling bigger wells in search of efficiencies.
South Korea’s current president, Moon Jae-in, won an election to replace Ms. Park last May with promises to root out corrupt ties between politics and business that have bedeviled the country for decades.
Figuring out via algorithms what items to offer shoppers has bedeviled retailers for years.
Now Facebook is encountering the challenges that have bedeviled Google, the leader in search, which has spent years cleaning up racist, sexist and other objectionable autocomplete results.
Flynn was Trump’s national security adviser for a short time, but his connection to the White House was rife with controversy that still bedevils the administration.
There’s no stop/start stumble, no waiting for the turbo to spool up to speed, plus the inherent balance of the straight-six means that there’s no unbecoming harshness or graininess, traits that have sometimes bedeviled Daimler’s V-6 engines.
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First Known Use of bedevil
aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex;
BEDEVIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bedevil for English Language Learners
: to trouble (someone or something) in a constant or repeated way : to cause repeated problems for (someone or something)
BEDEVIL Defined for Kids
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