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otherwisemore about otherwise


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Otherwise  \Oth"er*wise`\,  adv  [Other  +  wise  manner.] 
  1.  In  a  different  manner;  in  another  way  or  in  other  ways; 
  differently;  contrarily.  --Chaucer. 
  Thy  father  was  a  worthy  prince,  And  merited,  alas!  a 
  better  fate;  But  Heaven  thought  otherwise. 
  2.  In  other  respects. 
  It  is  said  truly,  that  the  best  men  otherwise  are 
  not  always  the  best  in  regard  of  society.  --Hooker. 
  3.  In  different  circumstances;  under  other  conditions;  as  I 
  am  engaged,  otherwise  I  would  accept 
  Note:  Otherwise,  like  so  and  thus  may  be  used  as  a 
  substitute  for  the  opposite  of  a  previous  adjective, 
  noun  etc 
  Let  no  man  think  me  a  fool;  if  otherwise,  yet  as 
  a  fool  receive  me  --2  Cor.  xi 
  Her  eyebrows  .  .  .  rather  full  than  otherwise. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  in  other  respects  or  ways;  "he  is  otherwise  normal";  "the 
  funds  are  not  otherwise  available";  "an  otherwise 
  hopeless  situation" 
  2:  in  another  and  different  manner;  "very  soon  you  will  know 
  differently";  "she  thought  otherwise"  [syn:  {differently}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  OTHERWISE,  adv  No  better. 

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