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nowise (not comparable)
- (In) no way, (in) no manner, definitely not.
1850, Thomas Carlyle, “The present time”, in Latter-Day Pamphlets:
- To raise the Sham-Noblest, and solemnly consecrate him by whatever method, new-devised, or slavishly adhered to from old wont, this, little as we may regard it, is, in all times and countries, a practical blasphemy, and Nature will in nowise forget it. Alas, there lies the origin, the fatal necessity, of modern Democracy everywhere.
1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick (fiction):
- But that did in nowise mend the matter, or at all soften the hard heart of the learned gentleman with the copy of Blackstone.
1996 (summer), Raymond Jarvi, “Hjalmar Söderberg on August Strindberg”, in Scandinavian Studies, volume 68, number 3, page 343:
- His article was received with keen interest by Fredrik Vult von Steijern, the newspaper's cultural editor, who in turn paid the writer an honorarium of twenty crowns — nowise a modest sum at that time — despite the fact that the article never appeared in Dagens Nyheter.
2006 (fall), Nate Haken, “Dolphins Dancing Somewhere off the Coast of Cuba”, in The Massachusetts Review, volume 47, number 3, page 410:
- I am going to create a trigger to the feelings of nostalgia, that this time at sea will nowise be lost.
- (in no way): nohow, not in any way
in no manner