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alternative
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

5 uses
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Definition
something available as another possibility
  • There is no alternative, I assure you.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (58% in)
alternative = other possibility
  • You will observe, Watson, the alternative use of the long s and the short.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (6% in)
  • I knew that seclusion and solitude were very necessary for my friend in those hours of intense mental concentration during which he weighed every particle of evidence, constructed alternative theories, balanced one against the other, and made up his mind as to which points were essential and which immaterial.
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (61% in)
  • I am very much indebted to you, Dr. Mortimer, for introducing me to a problem which presents several interesting alternatives.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (61% in)
  • There seemed to be no alternative but to catch him red-handed, and to do so we had to use Sir Henry, alone and apparently unprotected, as a bait.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (78% in)

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