else·​where | \ ˈel(t)s-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce elsewhere (audio) \

Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place took my business elsewhere

Examples of elsewhere in a Sentence

The angry customer said he would take his business elsewhere. Elsewhere in the same book she gives another date. The parts are produced elsewhere.
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If those who associate additional safety measures with constriction go elsewhere, potential revenue leaves with them. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "Inside Instagram's War on Bullying," 8 July 2019 Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are just three examples of sublime talents who, under the guidance of the Frenchman, had flown the Arsenal nest to go elsewhere to win silverware. SI.com, "Arsene Wenger: A Pioneering Visionary Who Became Invincible at Arsenal," 8 July 2019 That subtle form of suppression fits a pattern elsewhere in the federal government. Scott Waldman, Scientific American, "Trump Administration Officials Scrubbed Climate Change from Press Releases," 8 July 2019 The summer after its discovery there, CDC researchers found the virus in the bodies of several ticks collected elsewhere in Bourbon County. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Meat-Allergy Tick Also Carries a Mystery Killer Virus," 8 July 2019 That subtle form of suppression fits a pattern elsewhere in the federal government. Scott Waldman, Science | AAAS, "Trump officials deleting mentions of ‘climate change’ from U.S. Geological Survey press releases," 8 July 2019 Tensions culminated last week when an offshoot group of young protesters smashed their way into a legislative building and ransacked the premises, as hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in a concurrent protest elsewhere in the city. New York Times, "Hong Kong Protesters Take Their Message to Chinese Tourists," 7 July 2019 Nonetheless, the new shelter is attracting controversy as outrage has grown over conditions in Border Patrol facilities elsewhere in Texas. Brian Chasnoff, ExpressNews.com, "A San Antonio nonprofit and a local caterer are hired for new migrant children’s shelter," 5 July 2019 Political attention on the front page of newspapers went elsewhere, to officeholders, world leaders, and all the rest. The New Yorker, "Robert Caro Reflects on Robert Moses, L.B.J., and His Own Career in Nonfiction," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of elsewhere

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elsewhere

Middle English elleswher, from Old English elles hwær

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The first known use of elsewhere was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place


else·​where | \ ˈels-ˌhwer How to pronounce elsewhere (audio) , -ˌwer\

Kids Definition of elsewhere

: in or to another place If it's not here it must be elsewhere.

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characterized by aphorism

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