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I hope the weather improves. Otherwise, we'll have to cancel the picnic.
The program has saved thousands of children who would otherwise have died.
Of course they're interested. Otherwise they wouldn't be asking about prices.
He must be fairly intelligent, otherwise he wouldn't have gotten in to Harvard.
Sarah believed Tony was innocent. She had actually never thought otherwise.
I'll plan to wait here unless someone tells me otherwise.
Governments must not ban or otherwise prevent the sale of legally imported goods.
Library books should not be marked, defaced, or otherwise damaged.
The driver suffered shock but was otherwise unhurt.
We have a slight problem with the temperature control, but otherwise everything's fine.
This is the American English definition of otherwise. View British English definition of otherwise.
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