• Professor Southern gave us some stimulating reflections about the aims, development, and achievements (or otherwise) of the Honour School of Modern History —W. A. Pantin, 1972
• It's the balance of foods you eat that is healthy or otherwise —Which?, 1989.Fowler (1926) castigated this use of or otherwise to mean ‘or the opposite (of a given noun, adjective, or adverb)’ and urged rephrasing (e.g. achievements or failures, healthy or unhealthy), but these alternatives clearly do not convey the same sense of antithesis. In any case, the language has moved on, and the type condemned by Fowler is now in standard use.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Otherwise — may refer to: Difference Negative Pseudonym, as in otherwise known as or also known as See also All pages beginning with Otherwise All pages with titles containing Otherwise Otherwise Engaged, comic play by English playwright Simon Gray Otherwise … Wikipedia
Otherwise — Oth er*wise , adv. [Other + wise manner.] [1913 Webster] 1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thy father was a worthy prince, And merited, alas! a better fate; But Heaven… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
otherwise — [uth′ər wīz΄] adv. [ME othre wise < OE on othre wisan: see WISE2] 1. in another manner; differently [to believe otherwise] 2. in all other points or respects [an otherwise intelligent person] 3. in other circumstances 4 … English World dictionary
otherwise — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
otherwise — contracted from O.E. phrase on oðre wisan in the other manner (see OTHER (Cf. other) + WISE (Cf. wise) (n.)), which in M.E. became oþre wise, and mid 14c. oþerwise … Etymology dictionary
otherwise — [adv] in another way; alternatively any other way, contrarily, differently, diversely, elseways, if not, in different circumstances, on the other hand, or else, or then, under other conditions, variously; concept 544 … New thesaurus
otherwise — ► ADVERB 1) in different circumstances; or else. 2) in other respects. 3) in a different way. 4) alternatively. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a different state or situation … English terms dictionary
otherwise — oth|er|wise W2S1 [ˈʌðəwaız US ˈʌðər ] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used when saying what bad thing will happen if something is not done ▪ You ll have to go now, otherwise you ll miss your bus. ▪ Put your coat on, otherwise you ll get cold. 2.)… … Dictionary of contemporary English
otherwise — 01. You d better wear a helmet when you go roller blading. [Otherwise], you could hurt yourself. 02. I m a little busy right now, so I can t come to the party. [Otherwise] I d come for sure. 03. You d better work on improving your pronunciation;… … Grammatical examples in English
otherwise — oth|er|wise [ ʌðər,waız ] adverb *** Otherwise can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said: We must hurry; otherwise we ll miss the train. as an ordinary adverb: You re… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English