See also:process of " alternating," i.e. of two things following one another regularly by turns, as
See also:night alternates with
See also:day . A somewhat different sense is attached to some usages of the derivatives . Thus, in
See also:political representative bodies and in the case of
See also:directors, a substitute is sometimes called an " alternate." An " alternative " is that which is offered as a choice of two things, the acceptance of the one implying the rejection of the other . It is incorrect to speak of more than two alternatives, though Mr Gladstone wrote in 1857 of a
See also:fourth (Oxf . Essays, 26) . When there is only one course open there is said to be no alternative .
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