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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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OTH'ERWISE, adverb [other and wise, manner.]

1. In a different manner.

Thy father was a worthy prince, and merited, alas! a better fate; but heaven thought otherwise

2. By other causes.

Sir John Norris failed in the attempt of Lisborn, and returned with the loss, by sickness and otherwise of 8000 men.

3. In other respects.

It is said truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard to society.