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preposition beside pronunciation in American English /bɪˈsaɪd/
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  1. 1
    at the side of someone or something and close to them
    Who’s that standing beside Jeff?
    I knelt down beside the bed.
    We found a picnic area down beside the river.
  2. 2
    used for comparing two people or things
    Their efforts were puny beside Frederick’s.



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