OTHERWISE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OTHERWISE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
otherwise
 ad.  in other respects or ways
 a.  other than as supposed or expected
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  When I was otherwise quite restored to health, the sight of a chemical instrument would renew all the agony of my nervous symptoms.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
2  This idea pursued me and tormented me at every moment from which I might otherwise have snatched repose and peace.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
3  The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
4  For this purpose I will preserve my life; to execute this dear revenge will I again behold the sun and tread the green herbage of earth, which otherwise should vanish from my eyes forever.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
5  For a moment I suspected that he was pulling my leg but a glance at him convinced me otherwise.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
6  These fathers, otherwise so apostolic, lacked Heaven's last and rarest attestation of their office, the Tongue of Flame.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
7  Yet, had little Pearl never come to her from the spiritual world, it might have been far otherwise.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
8  Such scenes had once appeared not otherwise than happy, but now, as viewed through the dismal medium of her subsequent life, they classed themselves among her ugliest remembrances.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
9  He now left his own place in the procession, and advanced to give assistance judging, from Mr. Dimmesdale's aspect that he must otherwise inevitably fall.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
10  The first part of their journey was performed in too melancholy a disposition to be otherwise than tedious and unpleasant.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6
11  They were all in high spirits and good humour, eager to be happy, and determined to submit to the greatest inconveniences and hardships rather than be otherwise.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13
12  His imprudence had made her miserable for a while; but it seemed to have deprived himself of all chance of ever being otherwise.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 23
13  And you will never see me otherwise.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
14  But I will not suppose this possible, and I hope very soon to receive your personal assurance of its being otherwise.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
15  I do not see how it can be done," said she, "without affronting Lady Middleton, for they spend every day with her; otherwise I should be exceedingly glad to do it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  Don't be mean with fabric, otherwise curtains will end up looking skimpy.
17  You'll have to go now, otherwise you'll miss your bus.
18  I've got one more page to write; otherwise I've finished.
19  Olivier's performance redeemed an otherwise second-rate play.
20  Anecdotes of legal excess reflect the world we see around us and add a human dimension to an otherwise arcane issue.
21  This theory makes sense of an otherwise inexplicable phenomenon.
22  Stand still there, otherwise I'll shoot.
23  Life is not the game of life, or it will be without a single success; can't live without game, otherwise monotonous boring.
24  "A part of me you must become," he answered steadily; "otherwise the whole bargain is void."
25  That is why the claying is necessary; it makes the grain adhere to the earth, otherwise it would float.
26  How could it be otherwise, when Helen, at all times and under all circumstances, evinced for me a quiet and faithful friendship, which ill-humour never soured, nor irritation never troubled?
27  The main drawback is that the lawn could sink as the old turf rots, so you need to build it up a little higher than you might otherwise, to allow for shrinkage.
28  Just one word of warning: a Swiss team has actually qualified for the World Cup - so those Swiss men, gorgeous or otherwise, might all be watching the match.
29  If you attempt to hijack or otherwise destroy this aircraft, we encourage your fellow passengers to remove you from your seat and beat you until you are dead.
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