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alternative
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The Catcher in the Rye
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • [referring to the exam paper]  Bring it here, please. It was a very dirty trick, but I went over and brought it over to him—I didn’t have any alternative or anything.
  • At first she didn’t want to, because she had her lipstick on and all, but I was being seductive as hell and she didn’t have any alternative.

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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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