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Alternatively, the draw SDRs and convert them to the aforementioned "hard" currencies.

The piers of the Nave are alternatively circular and octagonal.

Alternatively, we should have to pronounce this whole surplus unsaleable.

Alternatively the gods lift the earth out of the primeval waters.

The new commodity and its purchase price are in reality symbols for alternatively possible systems of life and action.

"Or alternatively, by the act of party or parties unknown," interpolated Warriner.

The course which involves least misery is alternatively the moral course.

On either side of him were two dictaphones, and into the cylinders he was alternatively dictating his correspondence.

Alternatively, the vertical members could be fitted so that their inner edges coincided with the centre of the rails.

Alternatively it is suggested that Tammuz is a god of vegetation, and that Ishtar doubles the rle.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "offering one or the other of two," from Medieval Latin alternativus, from Latin alternatus, past participle of alternare (see alternate (v.)). Meaning "purporting to be a superior choice to what is in general use" was current by 1970 (earliest reference is to the media); e.g. alternative energy (1975). Related: Alternatively.

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