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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishotherwiseoth‧er‧wise /ˈʌðəwaɪz $ ˈʌðər-/ ●●● S1 W2 adverb  1 [sentence adverb]IF used when saying what bad thing will happen if something is not done You’ll have to go now, otherwise you’ll miss your bus. Put your coat on, otherwise you’ll get cold.see thesaurus at if2 [sentence adverb] used when saying what would have happened or might have happened if something else had not happened We were delayed at the airport. Otherwise we would have been here by lunch time. They got two free tickets to Canada, otherwise they’d never have been able to afford to go.3 say/think/decide etc otherwise4 EXCEPTexcept for what has just been mentioned He was tired but otherwise in good health.[sentence adverb] I could hear the distant noise of traffic. Otherwise all was still.[+adj/adverb] This spoiled an otherwise excellent piece of work. Their arrival livened up an otherwise dull afternoon.5 or otherwise6 otherwise engaged7 otherwise known as8 formal in a different way people who smoke or otherwise abuse their bodies9 it cannot be otherwise/how can it be otherwise?
Examples from the Corpus
otherwiseOne third of the doctors believed otherwise.Similarly, an increase in the supply of money will have real output effects whether it is anticipated or otherwise.The police stressed that Straskow would be considered innocent until proved otherwise.The situation was very serious indeed, even if the government tried to pretend otherwise.But try to persuade him otherwise.It is equally vital that both should be mentioned, otherwise a client, particularly a buyer, could be seriously misled.An inspection of the building revealed faults that might otherwise have been overlooked.I'm glad you told me about the show being cancelled. Otherwise I'd have travelled all the way to Glasgow for nothing.Section references below are to the Companies Act 1985 unless otherwise indicated.Stir the sauce until it cools, otherwise it will be lumpy.She did not rant or rave or otherwise make a spectacle of herself.She must have missed the train, otherwise she'd be here by now.It can't have been anything important, otherwise she'd have called back.Unless otherwise specified, all fields have a maximum length of 20 characters, including colons, square brackets, etc.You should type it; otherwise, they won't be able to read it.