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[en-ee-wahyz] /ˈɛn iˌwaɪz/
in any way or respect.
Origin of anywise
before 1000; Middle English ani wise, Old English on ǣnige wīsan in any wise. See any, wise2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • As for the Romans, neither the captains nor the soldiers were in anywise worthy of their name.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • This did not shew that he cared much for our presence, or was in anywise interested in it.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • Hath Alice been strangled, or in anywise hurt, by this wicked spirit?

  • This "want" of it never, of course, in anywise depending on its qualities.

  • Woe, in fact, to all who are clumsy or cowardly, or in anywise not ‘masters of the situation.’

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • It is sufficient to mention all of it that is anywise material to this history.

  • It was not, we repeat, in anywise a question of Israel's state or Israel's deservings.

    The Assembly of God C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • He is not, on the other hand, to be in anywise associated with the romanticists.

    French Art W. C. Brownell
  • Do not, however, get into the opinion that you are irresistible, or anywise attractive.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
  • But if there is ill before the king, can it be anywise turned aside?

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for anywise


(mainly US) in any way or manner; at all
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for anywise

Old English ænige wisan, from any + wise (n.). One-word form from c.1200.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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