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adverb as in preferably

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The design, reported in a paper in Nature, is capable of 50 times the performance of state-of-the-art alternative cooling systems, according to the authors.

The U-T reports that officials are expected this week to talk about alternative policing models, including unarmed personnel who can respond to non-emergency situations.

Apps that offer person-to-person experiences, like tutoring or telehealth, can also use alternative methods of payment beyond in-app purchases.

Companies outside China may now feel pressure to reshore manufacturing to home countries or find more suitable low-cost alternatives in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas.

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The alternative is that they would sit in a hospital beyond medical necessity.

Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.

Alternatively, there is an informal proposal to set up a special inquiry into atrocities in Syria.

Or, alternatively, we could run away scot-free down Fifth Avenue and pause now and then to inseminate someone.

Or, alternatively, why should we think that the way the state has currently determined that question is the correct one?

Alternatively, Paul could just coast to an easy senate reelection and enjoy life on the 2016 sidelines.

Alternatively mesta—curds; the usual form of dairy produce hereabouts—identical with Jaels Butter in a lordly dish.

Ellan or Hellan was alternatively entitled Hellas, and in Greek the word allos meant “the one”.

There is not a Day but some Assembly is held here at one House or another alternatively.

The name of the fat lad, known alternatively as Nick/Buster, and Bumpus, has been retained as in the original.

It was alternatively destroyed and rebuilt several times till its last reconstruction in 1853.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alternatively, such as: rather, by choice, first, in preference, and willingly.

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