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But in Virginia it was grown without interruption or alternation, and the plantations rapidly deteriorated in fertility.TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The alternation of the seasons is thus complete, one-half of the empire enjoying summer, while one-half is in winter.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It is the frequent alternation of freezing and thawing that does the harm.AMATEUR GARDENCRAFTEBEN E. REXFORD
Each group is made up of an alternation of soft marls or clays and hard limestones or sandstones.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
This mechanical alternation is objectively the same as that between the noun house and the verb to house.LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
Only when this reassortment of forms took place was the modern symbolic value of the foot: feet alternation clearly established.LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
Only later in the history of the language was the vocalic alternation made significant for number.LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
The dynamic basis of English is not quantity, but stress, the alternation of accented and unaccented syllables.LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
There can be repetition without alternation, but no alternation without repetition.NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
No principle gives greater pleasure than repetition, and next to it, alternation.NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD

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