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besides

adverb, preposition
     
be‧sides informal
1 spoken used when adding another reason:
I need the money. And besides, when I agree to do something, I do it.
2 in addition to someone or something else that you are mentioning:
The area has stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, and much more besides.
People choose jobs for other reasons besides money.
Besides myself, the only English people there were Keith and Doreen.
besides doing something
Besides being heartbroken, she felt foolish.
see usage note except1
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except, besides, apart from, unless
except means 'not including' or 'but not' They invited everyone except Julie.besides means 'in addition to' Besides Italy (NOT except Italy), I would like to visit France and Spain.apart from can be used with either meaning I ate everything apart from (OR except) the soup. What do you like doing apart from (OR besides) swimming?except is not used to introduce another clause. Use unless or except if, except when, except while, except that We won't go unless you really want to (NOT except you really want to). I cycle to work, except when it rains (NOT except it rains). In spoken English, people sometimes leave out 'that' The play went well, except (that) a few people forgot their lines.See also except

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