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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. 2017.
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  • This spur is one of the few points from which the mass of the Mont Cervin is in anywise approachable.

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

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • My thoughts made a flying circle of perplexity and I could not anywise come at a resolution.

    Humphrey Bold Herbert Strang
  • Hath Alice been strangled, or in anywise hurt, by this wicked spirit?

  • There may have been a cove in sight, but I could not make it out, and anywise it must have been too far for us.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • 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.

  • He is not, on the other hand, to be in anywise associated with the romanticists.

    French Art W. C. Brownell
  • The practice is a cruel, useless, and highly deleterious one, which owners of horses ought not in anywise to encourage or permit.

    Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
  • Virtue is undoubtedly beneficent; but the man is to be envied to whom her ways seem in anywise playful.

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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