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alternative
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
something available as another possibility
  • This flood of tears left Mr. Sowerberry no alternative. If he had hesitated for one instant to punish Oliver most severely, it must be quite clear to every experienced reader that he would have been, according to all precedents in disputes of matrimony established, a brute, an unnatural husband, an insulting creature, a base imitation of a man, and...
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (60% in)
alternative = other possibility
  • So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel nobody, not they), of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (74% in)
  • 'He knows the alternative,' said Mr. Browlow.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (4% in)
  • 'A word from me, and the alternative has gone for ever.'
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (15% in)

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