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ADVERBS Besides; briefly; by; chance; even; ever

Besides = "by the side of the main question," i.e. "in other respects," "for the rest." “This Timæus was a man not so well knowne as he, but besides
(for the rest) a wise man and very hardy.” N. P. 174.

Similarly besides is used as a preposition in the sense "out of."

“How fell you besides your five wits?

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