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alternative
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

9 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
an alternative plan
Definition
something available as another possibility
  • You had no alternatives, in that case.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (69% in)
  • But though very little is more pleasurable than a marijuana buzz, it is a curious fact of experience that the higher one goes, the more ardently one longs for brown sugar or, alternatively, peanut butter.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (46% in)

There are no more uses of "alternative" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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  • It was his only possible alternative to killing them, yes, assuming the course he'd embarked on.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (2% in)
  • Or fiddle around—second alternative—let the fires die slowly, arrange for what's called Serious Talks.
    1 — The Watchdog (91% in)
  • I can see no reasonable alternative.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (94% in)
  • Are they setting up an alternative?
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (93% in)
  • He could get a credential, shuck the salary—a piddling salary anyhow, all things considered—and shuck the house in Kenmore—yes, no alternative to that—but eventually teachers could afford to buy houses too.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (50% in)
  • "We've exhausted every honorable alternative, isn't that so?"
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (41% in)
  • Even indecision is an act, after all: a choice not to act in either of two alternative directions.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (90% in)

There are no more uses of "alternative" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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