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alternative
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Catch-22
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • The men were perfectly content to fly as many missions as we asked as long as they thought they had no alternative.
  • Their alternative — there was an alternative, of course, since Milo detested coercion and was a vocal champion of freedom of choice — was to starve.

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  • Their alternative ... was to starve.
  • If you think about it a minute, you’ll see that you’d leave us no 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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