- 1next to or at the side of someone or something He sat beside her all night. a mill beside a stream
- 2compared with someone or something My painting looks childish beside yours. Idioms
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to not be important or closely related to the main thing you are talking about Yes, I know it was an accident, but that's beside the point. They took my words out of context, but that's beside the point.
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unable to control yourself because of the strength of emotion you are feeling He was beside himself with rage when I told him what I had done. They were beside themselves with excitement.
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