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alternative
Used In
Dune
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • We know what the rewards are and the alternatives are clear enough.
  • "There are several alternatives?" she asked.

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  • You now have two alternatives, Baron.
  • He knew this was among the alternatives today, a fact along lines of the future radiating from this position in time-space.

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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
  • It is to see a plan of the most exquisite treachery: to make Leto exchange Caladan for Dune — and without alternative because the Emperor orders it.
  • Is there no alternative?

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  • Alternative? A Bene Gesserit should ask that?
  • "But I’d present my case to the Emperor," Paul said, "and give him an alternative to chaos."
  • I would prefer some alternative.
  • Does he have an alternative successor?
  • They see unpleasant alternative to being soldiers of the Baron, heh?
  • What is your alternative?
  • GOM JABBAR; the high-handed enemy; that specific poison needle tipped with meta-cyanide used by Bene Gesserit Proctors in the death-alternative test of human awareness.

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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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