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BEYOND', preposition

1. On the further side of; on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from that side; as beyond a river, or the sea, either a mile beyond or a hundred miles beyond the river.

2. Before; at a place not yet reached.

A thing beyond us, even before our death.

3. Past; out of reach of; further than any given limit; further than the extent of any thing else; as, beyond our power; beyond comprehension; beyond dispute; beyond our care.

4. Above; in a degree exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind; as, one man is great or good beyond another.

To go beyond is a phrase which expresses an excess in some action or scheme; to exceed in ingenuity, in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bad sense, to deceive or circumvent.

Let no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter.

BEYOND', adverb At a distance; yonder.