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besides    : [bɪs'ɑɪdz]
Besides \Be*sides\, prep.
Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to;
other than; else than. See {Beside}, prep., 3, and Syn. under
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Besides your cheer, you shall have sport. --Shak.
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Besides \Be*sides"\, Beside \Be*side"\, adv. [OE. Same as
beside, prep.; the ending -s is an adverbial one, prop. a
genitive sign.]
1. On one side. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak.
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2. More than that; over and above; not included in the
number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in
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The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
--Gen. xix.
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To all beside, as much an empty shade,
An Eugene living, as a C[ae]sar dead. --Pope.
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Note: These sentences may be considered as elliptical.
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adv 1: making an additional point; anyway; "I don't want to go
to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she
couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case
he wasn't always with her" [synonym: {besides}, {in any
2: in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [synonym: {besides}, {too},
{also}, {likewise}, {as well}]

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