"beyond", etc., which had been divided between the words; as, besides, there are other considerations which belong to this case. The following passages may serve to illustrate this use of the words: —

Lovely Thais sits beside thee.


Only be patient till we have appeased
The multitude, beside themselves with fear.


It is beside my present business to enlarge on this speculation.


Besides this, there are persons in certain situations who are expected to be charitable.

Bp. Porteus.

And, besides, the Moor
May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril.


That man that does not know those things which are of necessity for him to know is but an ignorant man, whatever he may know besides.


See Moreover.

(Be*sides" 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.

2. More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.

The men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
Gen. xix. 12.

To all beside, as much an empty shade,
An Eugene living, as a Cæsar dead.

These sentences may be considered as elliptical.

(Be*sides) prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.

Besides your cheer, you shall have sport.

(Be*siege") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besieged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Besieging.] [OE. bisegen; pref. be- + segen to siege. See Siege.] To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset.

Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost.

Syn. — To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.

(Be*siege"ment) n. The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged. Golding.

(Be*sie"ger) n. One who besieges; - - opposed to the besieged.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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