"This should cover my share," he said, placing the money beside his plate.
Each man took his drink and set it, without a second look, beside his plate.
Then lifted a bundle from beside his plate, which she had taken no notice of before.
She watched him pick the olive up and set it beside his plate.
A note had been left beside the boy's plate.
One morning at breakfast he found a small white stone beside his plate.
The necklace lay beside her plate, and she could not stop looking at it.
Dom kept the book beside his plate and could barely look away from it.
During a meal in Chinese culture, bones are usually placed on the table beside your plate.
The message that had come a week before was beside his plate of bacon and eggs.