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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: an alternative plan Define
something available as another possibility
  • Harry had never known so many people to put their names down to stay at Hogwarts for Christmas; he always did, of course, because the alternative was usually going back to Privet Drive, but he had always been very much in the minority before now.
  • My dear Madame Maxime, if you have an alternative, I would be delighted to hear it.

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  • If the riddle was too hard, he could keep silent, get away from the sphinx unharmed, and try and find an alternative route to the center.

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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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