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otherwhile

or otherwhiles

[uhth -er-hwahyl, -wahyl] /ˈʌð ərˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
at another time or other times.
2.
Origin of otherwhile
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English otherwhil, otherwhiles. See other, while
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  • Which maner of speache, may be otherwhile allowed in versifiers: but it is utterly forbidden in common talke.

    A Renaissance Courtesy-book Giovanni Della Casa
  • And otherwhile, yt which hee carveth, doth not like him to whom it is geven.

    A Renaissance Courtesy-book Giovanni Della Casa
  • I say vaine: In that we honour men to their face, whome we reverence not in deede, but otherwhile contemne.

    A Renaissance Courtesy-book Giovanni Della Casa

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