from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Nonstandard In any case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In any case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In any wise or way; at all.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In any way or manner; to any degree.


any +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)


  • They rejoined, All is as it was and naught is in anywise changed.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Khalifah took his meaning and heartening his heart and summoning spirit replied, “By Him who bestowed upon thee the succession to thy cousin, 256 I know her not in anywise and have had no commerce with her save by way of sight and speech!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So I told my people to buy, borrow or steal them and bring them in anywise, And had all this set before him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In any event, nothing in Burton's remarks suggested that Obama finds the scrutiny too much to handle, or in anywise constituted a complaint about the scrutiny.

    Obama Spokesman: No Candidate Has Been More Scrutinized By Media Than Obama Has

  • I thought we could reserve this day to talk about whatever's been happening over the past week - bookwise, newswise, anywise you want to interpret it.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • They replied, “Do us no damage, for we accept thee as Sultan over us and will not anywise gainsay thy bidding.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • On the fourteenth, frequent convulsions; extremities cold; not in anywise collected; suppression of urine.

    Of The Epidemics

  • Which I have more willingly done, that he that is or hath been jealous, may see his error as in a glass; he that is not, may learn to detest, avoid it himself, and dispossess others that are anywise affected with it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Yet when she spake of the tarrying of the Champions both to the castellan and Sir Leonard the priest (who was the wiser man of the two), each said the same thing, to wit, that it was no marvel if they were not yet come, seeing whatlike the adventure was; and neither of those two seemed in anywise to have lost hope.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • She hung her head, and said: Fair sir, it may not anywise be; yet I thank thee, I thank thee.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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