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 Meanings and Examples of ALTERNATE
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 a.  happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  And so, by dint of alternate coaxing and commanding, he contrived to get them all once more enclosed in their separate dormitories.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
2  Jane ran to her uncle and aunt, and welcomed and thanked them both, with alternate smiles and tears.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 47
3  They spread themselves about and keep alternate watch, and, lying along the grass, drink deep and set brazen bowls atilt.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK NINTH
4  All their battalions, sharing the lot of peril, keep watch along the walls, and take alternate charge of all that requires defence.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK NINTH
5  Waldman, a fellow professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he omitted.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
6  The men, led by the groans of Tom, scrambled and crackled through stumps, logs and bushes, to where that hero lay groaning and swearing with alternate vehemence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
8  This created, outdoors, alternate shadow and gleams of light, eclipses, then bright openings of the clouds; and indoors a sort of twilight.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
9  Choosing the latter alternative, I began by making up my mind to leave the hotel, and to take up my quarters in some less pretentious and less expensive domicile.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Now, sir,' she continued, 'I had no intention of telling you all this, but since my poor daughter has disclosed it I have no alternative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  This flood of tears left Mr. Sowerberry no alternative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
12  'He knows the alternative,' said Mr. Browlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
13  You will observe, Watson, the alternative use of the long s and the short.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
14  There seemed to be no alternative but to catch him red-handed, and to do so we had to use Sir Henry, alone and apparently unprotected, as a bait.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
15  If he refuses, we have no alternative but to apply for a warrant.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  Empirical studies show that some forms of alternative medicine are extremely effective.
17  In Los Angeles many companies encourage their employees to use alternative means of transportation, rather than the car.
18  Between free trade and the pro-sovereignty stance of nationalists exist alternative solutions.
19  Motorists are advised to find an alternative route.
20  We had no alternative but to fire Gibson.
21  Many support the former alternative, but personally I favour the latter.
22  Group counselling is used as an alternative idea to punishment.
23  The magazine likes to publish articles with alternative viewpoints.
24  The subject of alternative medical care for older people has been entirely unexplored.
25  It may be necessary to make alternative arrangements.
26  Some alternative treatments may prove highly beneficial.
27  His Republican challengers, if they want to be successful, need to offer a better alternative.
28  Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.
29  The opposition parties have so far failed to set out an alternative strategy.
30  Some people say schools need to teach tolerance of alternative lifestyles.