alternate

[ verb awl-ter-neyt, al-; adjective, noun awl-ter-nit, al- ]SEE DEFINITION OF alternate

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALTERNATE

He closed his eyes as if asleep, and I paddled on in the alternate moonlight and shadow.

He put in the most of that day in alternate struggling and crying.

Every alternate page was in the phonetic Indian symbols, of which more hereafter.

He amused them and made himself their idol by dint of alternate flattery and blame.

All that day he went about in an alternate state of dread and hope.

Evergreen shrubs with alternate, entire, thick, smooth leaves.

Trees with alternate, simple, large, palmately lobed leaves.

The rule was for brigades and even regiments to alternate in leading.

As I understood his Excellency, they only claim the alternate appointment.

He picked up an alternate phase microphone and spoke into it.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, from Latin alternatus "one after the other," past participle of alternare "to do first one thing then the other; exchange parts," from alternus "one after the other, alternate, in turns, reciprocal," from alter "the other" (see alter). Alternate means "by turns;" alternative means "offering a choice." Both imply two kinds or things.

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