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Sunday Word: Contrariwise

contrariwise [kon-trer-ee-wahyz]
adverb:

1 In the opposite way or order.
2 In contrast to something that has just been stated or mentioned, on the contrary
3 In a perverse manner, perversely

Examples:

And, contrariwise , there is tripe - 'the stomach of the ox or of some other ruminant.' (H L Mencken, A Book of Burlesques)

The demand may be greater for boys than for girls, or contrariwise. (William Graham Sumner, Folkways)

"Contrariwise," added the one marked 'DEE,' "if you think we're alive, you ought to speak." (Lewis Carroll, Though the Looking Glass)

Now do exactly the same contrariwise. (Pierre Blot, Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks)

It is possible that some of the features of GRB models could, contrariwise, provide the missing ingredient for the Type II case. (R D Blandford, The Phenomena of High Energy Astrophysics)

Origin:

First recorded in 1300–50, contrariwise is from the Middle English word contrary-wyse (Dictionary.com)


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