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adverb as in by turns

adverb as in sporadically

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Speaking alone to cameras from his reception room, rather than to the usual packed joint session of the General Assembly, he alternately struck somber and upbeat themes.

Known alternately as Cozy Bear and APT29, they have compiled a long list of breaches, including the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

We forget to make rice the day before, so in goes a heaping pile of freshly cooked basmati rice, and maybe an egg, or some frozen shrimp, so that the texture is alternately crispy and goopy.

From Eater

Prospect executives tap danced, alternately denying problems and explaining away the repeated findings of imminent threat.

Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.

What an alternately messed up, irresistibly catchy, reprehensible, utterly charming holiday classic.

Somehow this guy survives, alternately running into the nearby water and charging at the lions.

Forbes magazine has alternately called Hanauer insane and ignorant.

They named their new community Nea Levissi, or New Levissi, as their original town was alternately known.

For his heart seemed alternately full and empty; all the life he had was centred there.

It was not dark, for two little stars, a pale sun and a red moon, alternately illumined all parts.

All the wings are of a gray colour beneath, the fringe being alternately white and brown.

They are part of a family of eight children, four of whom are dumb, the dumb and the speakers being born alternately.

Cast on a hundred stitches with white wool, and knit and pearl alternately for four rows.


On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alternately, such as: in succession, and one person at a time.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.