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alternative
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
an alternative plan
Definition
something available as another possibility
  • Hippies weren't really offering any alternatives other than colorful short-term ones, and some of these were looking more and more like pure degeneracy.
    Afterward (33% in)

There are no more uses of "alternative" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • This book offers another, more serious alternative to material success.
    Afterward (35% in)
  • What Copernicus did was take the existing a priori concept of the world, the notion that it was flat and fixed in space, and pose an alternative a priori concept of the world, that it's spherical and moves around the sun; and showed that both of the a priori concepts fitted the existing sensory data.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • A third rhetorical alternative to the dilemma, and the best one in my opinion, was to refuse to enter the arena.
    Part 3 (31% in)
  • Now there was an alternative explanation: people disagreed about Quality because some just used their immediate emotions whereas others applied their overall knowledge.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • It's not so much an alternative as an expansion of the meaning of "success" to something larger than just getting a good job and staying out of trouble.
    Afterward (35% in)

There are no more uses of "alternative" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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