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1‘Kate walked beside him’
alongside, by the side of, at the side of, next to, parallel to, abreast of, at someone's elbow, with, by
adjacent to, next door to, cheek by jowl with, hard by
bordering, abutting, neighbouring, close to, near, overlooking
archaic aside of
2‘beside Paula, she always felt clumsy’
compared with, in comparison with, next to, against, contrasted with, in contrast to, in contrast with
‘Ursula was beside herself with worry’
distraught, overcome, out of one's mind, frantic, desperate, distracted, not knowing what to do with oneself, at one's wits' end, frenzied, in a frenzy
hysterical, unhinged, mad, crazed, berserk, demented
emotional, wound up, worked up, fraught
‘his comments seem to me to be beside the point’
irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant, not to the point, neither here nor there, nothing to do with it, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, inapposite, inconsequential, incidental, pointless, out of place, wide of the mark, unconnected, peripheral, tangential, extraneous, extrinsic
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