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beyond Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb farther along in space or time or degree
    • through the valley and beyond
    • to the eighth grade but not beyond
    • will be influential in the 1990s and beyond
  2. adverb on the farther side from the observer
    • a pond with a hayfield beyond
  3. adverb in addition
    • agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond

Be*yond" preposition
OE. biyonde, bieonde, AS. begeondan, prep. and adv.; pref. be- + geond yond, yonder. See Yon, Yonder.
  1. On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
    Beyond that flaming hill. G. Fletcher.
  2. At a place or time not yet reached; before.
    A thing beyond us, even before our death. Pope.
  3. Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.
  4. In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind. "Beyond expectation." Barrow.
    Beyond any of the great men of my country. Sir P. Sidney.
    That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter. 1 Thess. iv. 6.
Be*yond" adverb
  1. Further away; at a distance; yonder.
    Lo, where beyond he lyeth languishing. Spenser.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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