ALTERNATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALTERNATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
alternative
 a.  one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  This flood of tears left Mr. Sowerberry no alternative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  'He knows the alternative,' said Mr. Browlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  The alternative was that someone passing had observed the key in the door, had known that I was out, and had entered to look at the papers.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
13  Surely there is another alternative, Mr. Holmes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
14  As to the arrest of John Mitton, the valet, it was a council of despair as an alternative to absolute inaction.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
15  Unfortunately, madam, I had no possible alternative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  Group counselling is used as an alternative idea to punishment.
17  The magazine likes to publish articles with alternative viewpoints.
18  The subject of alternative medical care for older people has been entirely unexplored.
19  It may be necessary to make alternative arrangements.
20  Some alternative treatments may prove highly beneficial.
21  His Republican challengers, if they want to be successful, need to offer a better alternative.
22  Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.
23  The opposition parties have so far failed to set out an alternative strategy.
24  Some people say schools need to teach tolerance of alternative lifestyles.
25  Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best alternative from a Japanese competitor.
26  Heart surgeons use PRP to strengthen tissues in bypass operations, and some plastic surgeons and dermatologists use it as an alternative to facial fillers.
27  Through the media of myth and her beautiful painting, Saj offers us alternative ways of thinking about such cosmic issues.
28  Some patients seek alternative solutions to long-term narcotic painkillers.
29  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.
30  What we once called a perversion, we now call it an alternative lifestyle.