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alternative
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The Fountainhead
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • In which case, the name of another architect, one Gordon L. Prescott, has been mentioned most favorably as an alternative.
  • There were no alternatives, no mitigating considerations.

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  • It was an order that allowed no alternative, even if Dominique surrendered.
  • I am merely stating an alternative.
  • The issue has been perverted and man has been left no alternative—and no freedom.
  • Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative.
  • It rests upon the alternative of life or death.
  • And here man faces his basic alternative: he can survive in only one of two ways—by the independent work of his own mind or as a parasite fed by the minds of others.

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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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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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