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  • as inotherwise
  • as inor

synonyms for or else

  • differently
  • any other way
  • at another time
  • contrarily
  • diversely
  • elseways
  • if not
  • in different circumstances
  • on the other hand
  • or then
  • under other conditions
  • variously
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His name was Lefty something-or-other, and he was about the sneakiest stool the department had.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Brass—or-molu—gilt platinum to give it weight; this is from Birmingham, not from Australia, nor nature.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
Everything else-even endowments given by private persons a few years before the Act was passed-was swept away.
IS ULSTER RIGHT?ANONYMOUS
He wandered else-whither, and came to something afterwards, poor Spaen.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
He wuz very peart and sassy, and it was take-it-or-leave-it-and-be-plaguey- quick-about-it all the time.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Meanwhile the whale had made what appeared to be a grand and final neck-or-nothing rush in the direction of the shore.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
Amatory, am′at-or-i, adj. relating to or causing love: affectionate.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Amorous, am′or-us, adj. easily inspired with love: fondly in love (with of): relating to love.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Aphorism, af′or-izm, n. a concise statement of a principle in any science: a brief, pithy saying: an adage.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Old bonefishermen almost invariably use heavy tackle—stiff rods and twelve-or fifteen-thread lines.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
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WORDS RELATED TO OR ELSE

  • as a choice
  • as a substitute
  • as an alternative
  • conversely
  • either
  • in other words
  • in preference to
  • in turn
  • on the other hand
  • or but
  • or else
  • or only
  • preferentially
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