Beside the point



Also, beside the mark or question . Irrelevant, off the subject. For example, Whether you had insurance is beside the point; the accident is your fault . These terms came into common use in the mid-1800s. Also see neither here nor there

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  • Beside the mark

    a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise: a small mark on his arm. a badge, brand, or other visible sign assumed or imposed: a mark of his noble rank. a symbol used in writing or printing: a punctuation mark. a sign, usually an X or cross, made […]

  • Besieged

    to lay siege to. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands. Contemporary Examples Old Problems and New Realities Ahmed Moor November 21, 2012 Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights October 29, […]



  • Besieger

    to lay siege to. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands. Historical Examples T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories Robert Barr In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories Robert Barr In a Steamer Chair and […]

  • Besiegers

    to lay siege to. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands. Contemporary Examples French Terrorist Mohamed Merah’s Last Words Taped by Cops Now Leaked on TV Tracy McNicoll July 8, 2012 Historical Examples Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton […]



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