Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 16:59

elsewhither

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

else + whither (to which place”, “to what place)[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

elsewhither (not comparable)

  1. Somewhither else; to some other place; in some other direction.[1]
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 4, chapter VIII, The Didactic
      […] know that ‘impossible,’ where Truth and Mercy and the everlasting Voice of Nature order, has no place in the brave man’s dictionary. That when all men have said “Impossible,” and tumbled noisily elsewhither, and thou alone art left, then first thy time and possibility have come.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 43
      With Strickland the sexual appetite took a very small place. It was unimportant. It was irksome. His soul aimed elsewhither.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 elsewhither, adv.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]