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elsewhere

[els-hwair, -wair] /ˈɛlsˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
adverb
1.
somewhere else; in or to some other place:
You will have to look elsewhere for an answer.
Origin of elsewhere
900
before 900; Middle English elleswher, Old English elles hwǣr. See else, where
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  • Unlike Mlle. Higbee, she has not the father from Chicago nor elsewhere.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Here, as elsewhere throughout France, all kinds of land tenure are found.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • "General Thomas has had news that we're driven in elsewhere," said Dick.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Life is working here as elsewhere, for some sublime purpose.

    The Comrade In White W. H. Leathem
  • They may have elsewhere learnt what we have promised not to tell.

    Reflections Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
British Dictionary definitions for elsewhere

elsewhere

/ˌɛlsˈwɛə/
adverb
1.
in or to another place; somewhere else
Word Origin
Old English elles hwǣr; see else, where
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Word Origin and History for elsewhere
n.

c.1400, elswher, from Old English elles hwær (see else + where).

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