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contrariwise

[kon-trer-ee-wahyz or for 3, kuh n-trair-] /ˈkɒn trɛr iˌwaɪz or for 3, kənˈtrɛər-/
adverb
1.
in the opposite direction or way.
2.
on the contrary; in direct opposition to a statement, attitude, etc.
Origin of contrariwise
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, contrariwise is from the Middle English word contrary-wyse. See contrary, -wise
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  • And, contrariwise, there is tripe—“the stomach of the ox or of some other ruminant.”

    A Book of Burlesques

    H. L. Mencken
  • The demand may be greater for boys than for girls, or contrariwise.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • contrariwise, the flute was being played more and more slowly.

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  • If prime figures be reciprocall in base and height, they are equall: And contrariwise.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • If a triangle be equicrurall, the angles at the base are equall: and contrariwise, 5.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • If a triangle be an equilater, it is also an equiangle: And contrariwise.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • If any one angle of triangle be lesse then the other two, it is acute: And contrariwise.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • contrariwise out of an higher Tower, one may measure a lesser.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • If inscripts be equall, they be equally distant from the center: And contrariwise.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • As the sectour is unto the sectour, so is the angle unto the angle: And contrariwise.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
British Dictionary definitions for contrariwise

contrariwise

/ˈkɒntrərɪˌwaɪz/
adverb
1.
from a contrasting point of view; on the other hand
2.
in the reverse way or direction
3.
(kənˈtrɛərɪˌwaɪz). in a contrary manner
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