Definition of Or else

1. Adverb. In place of, or as an alternative to. "Alternatively we could buy a used car"

Exact synonyms: Alternatively, Instead
Partainyms: Alternative



Definition of Or else

1. Phrase. otherwise or as an alternative ¹

2. Phrase. (idiomatic) no matter what (implies an unspecified threat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Or Else

opus spicatum
opuscle
opuscles
opuscula
opuscular
opuscule
opuscules
opusculum
opuses
opv
opye
or
or-
or else (current term)
or so
or something
or what
or words to that effect
ora
ora serrata
orach
orache
oraches
orachs
oracies
oracle
oracle machine

Literary usage of Or else

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1. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"... therefore this fellow always made his customers describe him as he would the day before he offended, or else he was sure he would never find him out. ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"15-16 or else in his representatives appointed and authorized by him, being usually the lords of manors. ..."

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