(?), adv. [Other + wise manner.]
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1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily. Chaucer.
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Thy father was a worthy prince,
And merited, alas! a better fate;
But Heaven thought otherwise.
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2. In other respects.
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It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard of society.
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3. In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
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Otherwise, like so and thus, may be used as a substitute for the opposite of a previous adjective, noun, etc.
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Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me.
2 Cor. xi. 16.
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Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise.
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