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[uhth -er-hwair, -wair] /ˈʌð ərˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
adverb, Archaic.
Origin of otherwhere
1350-1400; Middle English (north and Scots) other-quar; see other, where Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For a time he was silent also, as a man might be whose thoughts were otherwhere.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • Ahaz was indifferent to these prophecies because his heart was otherwhere.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Never before, or otherwhere, surely, has a fairy's bower been photographed!

    The Coming of the Fairies

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Human nature probably had its varieties there as otherwhere.

    Agnes of Sorrento Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • That which is hidden by the poems, we can catch a glimpse of otherwhere.

  • Without knowing it he knew it, this camaraderie of the land of otherwhere.

    Jerry of the Islands Jack London
  • Then into my mind there came a clear command, from my own conscience or otherwhere, who can say?

    Ayesha H. Rider Haggard
  • Often the folk of that house, and from otherwhere round about, came down to the strand to watch him working.

  • Life aboard the Golden Boar was jolly enough, and no man in the whole company wished to be otherwhere.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • Then said the damsel, 'Since I can go no otherwhere, will it please you harbour me here to-night for the love of God?'

British Dictionary definitions for otherwhere


(archaic, poetic) elsewhere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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