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Far from the Madding Crowd
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • Her original vigorous pride of youth had sickened, and with it had declined all her anxieties about coming years, since anxiety recognizes a better and a worse alternative, and Bathsheba had made up her mind that alternatives on any noteworthy scale had ceased for her.

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  • Let’s think of at least three alternatives before we decide what to do.
  • Can anyone think of a better alternative?

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unspecified meaning
  • In the ashpit was a heap of potatoes roasting, and a boiling pipkin of charred bread, called "coffee", for the benefit of whomsoever should call, for Warren’s was a sort of clubhouse, used as an alternative to the inn.
  • He had been known to observe casually that in dealing with womankind the only alternative to flattery was cursing and swearing.

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  • The alternative is dreadful, but take Bathsheba; I give her up!
  • A close criticism might have detected signs proving that she was intent on the latter alternative.
  • Her original vigorous pride of youth had sickened, and with it had declined all her anxieties about coming years, since anxiety recognizes a better and a worse alternative, and Bathsheba had made up her mind that alternatives on any noteworthy scale had ceased for her.

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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
as in: alternative medicine Define
non-traditional or non-standard
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