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on the other hand
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
from another point of view; or in a way that is different (a phrase used to introduce a different perspective or idea)
  • On the other hand, when they believe in us, we cannot make them materialists and sceptics.
    Chapter 7 (10% in)
  • If, on the other hand, by steady and cool-headed application here and now you can finally secure his soul, he will then be yours forever—a brim-full living chalice of despair and horror and astonishment which you can raise to your lips as often as you please.
    Chapter 5 (25% in)
  • On the other hand fear becomes easier to master when the patient's mind is diverted from the thing feared to the fear itself, considered as a present and undesirable state of his own mind; and when he regards the fear as his appointed cross he will inevitably think of it as a state of mind.
    Chapter 6 (35% in)
  • On the other hand, if you suppress it entirely—which, by the by, the Enemy will probably not allow you to do—we lose an element in the situation which can be turned to good account.
    Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • If, on the other hand, he is aware that horrors may be in store for him and is praying for the virtues, wherewith to meet them, and meanwhile concerning himself with the Present because there, and there alone, all duty, all grace, all knowledge, and all pleasure dwell, his state is very undesirable and should be attacked at once.
    Chapter 15 (86% in)
  • The congregational principle, on the other hand, makes each church into a kind of club, and finally, if all goes well, into a coterie or faction.
    Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • If, on the other hand, he is an emotional, gullible man, feed him on minor poets and fifth-rate novelists of the old school until you have made him believe that "Love" is both irresistible and somehow intrinsically meritorious.
    Chapter 19 (78% in)
  • On the other hand we do want, and want very much, to make men treat Christianity as a means; preferably, of course, as a means to their own advancement, but, failing that, as a means to anything-even to social justice.
    Chapter 23 (82% in)
  • If, on the other hand, you let the idea of "we Christians" drop out altogether and merely make him complacent about "his set", you will produce not true spiritual pride but mere social vanity which, by comparison, is a trumpery, puny little sin.
    Chapter 24 (75% in)
  • If, on the other hand, the middle years prove prosperous, our position is even stronger.
    Chapter 28 (51% in)
  • On the other hand, they will also say "It's all very well discussing that high dive as you sit here in an armchair, but wait till you get up there and see what it's really like": here "real" is being used in the opposite sense to mean, not the physical facts (which they know already while discussing the matter in armchairs) but the emotional effect those facts will have on a human consciousness.
    Chapter 30 (68% in)

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