['ʌðəwaɪz] or ['ʌðɚwaɪz]
(adj.) other than as supposed or expected; 'the outcome was otherwise' .
(adv.) in other respects or ways; 'he is otherwise normal'; 'the funds are not otherwise available'; 'an otherwise hopeless situation'.
Editor: Mamie--From WordNet
(adv.) In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.
(adv.) In other respects.
(adv.) In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
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Unserious Contents or Definition
adv. No better.
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- For your sake, turning to Charlotte, I am glad of it; but otherwise I see no occasion for entailing estates from the female line. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- I have nothing to make a woman to be otherwise. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Nay, he appeared so much otherwise, that his daughter's courage failed. Jane Austen. Emma.
- How fully her mind was made up to do otherwise he did not know. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Mr. Crawley had tended that otherwise friendless bedside. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Have you made any memorandum--in your diary, or otherwise--of what you wanted to say to me? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I wish it were otherwise, for I should be happy to meet your views in any respect. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- They reveal a depth and range of meaning in experiences which otherwise might be mediocre and trivial. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Indeed, it would be strange and unaccountable were the results otherwise. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Receiving this reply, Mr. Godfrey Ablewhite did, what all animals (human and otherwise) do, when they find themselves caught in a trap. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- How can it be otherwise than sweet with your endowments and nature? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I laughed, as, indeed, it was impossible to do otherwise. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- Otherwise, his seeming attention, his docility, his memorizings and reproductions, will partake of intellectual servility. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Don Guillermo was a fascist but otherwise there Was nothing against him. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- If I saved one blow, one cruel, angry action that might otherwise have been committed, I did a woman's work. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- And were all this otherwise, wouldst thou have us show a worse conscience than an unbeliever, a Hebrew Jew? Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Otherwise they could not have imagined that I had returned to my rooms. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- It is otherwise, at least through the greater part of Europe, in river fisheries. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- I could not blame them, for I knew how strong a hold a creed, however ridiculous it may be, may gain upon an otherwise intelligent people. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Otherwise the fumes of powder could not have been blown so rapidly through the house. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- To win the money, fairly or otherwise, and to hand it contemptuously to Thomasin in her aunt's presence, had been the dim outline of his purpose. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- With Donne it was otherwise; he was troublesome, exasperating. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He was so quaintly cheerful that I could not long be otherwise, and was almost ashamed of having been otherwise at all. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- His wife and daughter had not only done quite right in this instance, but he did not see for a moment how they could have done otherwise. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- This idea pursued me, and tormented me at every moment from which I might otherwise have snatched repose and peace. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- But honestly now, do not you rather expect it than otherwise? Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- I think I would not have it otherwise. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- To know things otherwise were to be unfashionable. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Lily had never conceived of these victims of fate otherwise than in the mass. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
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