elsewise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From else +‎ -wise.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

elsewise (not comparable)

  1. (now rare) Otherwise.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 748:
      ‘Tell me true. If I fell into the hands of your people and yielded myself, what would it win me?’ ‘A slower death than elsewise.’