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synonyms for or

  • as a choice
  • as a substitute
  • as an alternative
  • conversely
  • either
  • in other words
  • in preference to
  • in turn
  • on the other hand
  • or but
  • or else
  • or only
  • preferentially
  • alternative
  • substitute
  • uncertainty
  • else
  • ere
  • instead
  • oppositely
  • otherwise
  • rather
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antonyms for or

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  • neither
  • nor
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How to use or in a sentence

His name was Lefty something-or-other, and he was about the sneakiest stool the department had.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Brass—or-molu—gilt platinum to give it weight; this is from Birmingham, not from Australia, nor nature.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
He wuz very peart and sassy, and it was take-it-or-leave-it-and-be-plaguey- quick-about-it all the time.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Meanwhile the whale had made what appeared to be a grand and final neck-or-nothing rush in the direction of the shore.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
Amatory, am′at-or-i, adj. relating to or causing love: affectionate.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Amorous, am′or-us, adj. easily inspired with love: fondly in love (with of): relating to love.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Aphorism, af′or-izm, n. a concise statement of a principle in any science: a brief, pithy saying: an adage.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Old bonefishermen almost invariably use heavy tackle—stiff rods and twelve-or fifteen-thread lines.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
It was a punishment that satisfied both sides of the life-or-death argument.
THE PENAL CLUSTERIVAR JORGENSEN (AKA RANDALL GARRETT)
Do you know Me now, man whom my millions of dross have made wretched?or do you need me to tell you Who I am?
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
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