ALTERNATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALTERNATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
alternation
 n.  successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  Miss Crawford was soon to leave Mansfield, and on this circumstance the "no" and the "yes" had been very recently in alternation.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  His whole life appears to be spent in an alternation between savage fits of passion and gloomy intervals of sulking.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
3  His changes of mood did not offend me, because I saw that I had nothing to do with their alternation; the ebb and flow depended on causes quite disconnected with me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  Its alternation of sad human ineffectiveness with vast inhuman cycles of activity chilled him and he forgot his own human and ineffectual grieving.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  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
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
6  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
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
7  This flood of tears left Mr. Sowerberry no alternative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  'He knows the alternative,' said Mr. Browlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
9  You will observe, Watson, the alternative use of the long s and the short.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
10  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 A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
11  If he refuses, we have no alternative but to apply for a warrant.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
12  Unless we succeed in establishing an alternative theory, this man is lost.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
13  Excuse me if I allude to that which is painful to you, but I have no alternative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
14  One should always look for a possible alternative, and provide against it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
15  We all learn by experience, and your lesson this time is that you should never lose sight of the alternative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  Many support the former alternative, but personally I favour the latter.
17  Group counselling is used as an alternative idea to punishment.
18  The magazine likes to publish articles with alternative viewpoints.
19  The subject of alternative medical care for older people has been entirely unexplored.
20  It may be necessary to make alternative arrangements.
21  Some alternative treatments may prove highly beneficial.
22  His Republican challengers, if they want to be successful, need to offer a better alternative.
23  Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.
24  The opposition parties have so far failed to set out an alternative strategy.
25  Some people say schools need to teach tolerance of alternative lifestyles.
26  Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best alternative from a Japanese competitor.
27  Heart surgeons use PRP to strengthen tissues in bypass operations, and some plastic surgeons and dermatologists use it as an alternative to facial fillers.
28  Through the media of myth and her beautiful painting, Saj offers us alternative ways of thinking about such cosmic issues.
29  Some patients seek alternative solutions to long-term narcotic painkillers.
30  Those sneaky lawyers misrepresented what occurred, made up all sorts of implausible alternative scenarios to confuse the jurors, and in general depended on chicanery to win the case.