alternatively alternatively  /ɔl ˈtɜr nə tɪv li/


  • (adv) in place of, or as an alternative to



  1. Or, alternatively, in an inspiring deathbed scene, where the victim appears to be suffering no more than a bad case of la grippe.
  2. Aside from a couple of energetic performances by Richard Dreyfuss and Daryl Hannah, the actors stand around doing exposition or, alternatively, miming puzzlement.
  3. So she turned to her prepared remarks, alternatively reading off the podium and looking out into the crowd.


  1. Yes, You Need This Mini Hairdryer

    Whenever we travel, we’re faced with two options: go without a hairdryer, meaning we’ll have to use the crappy one the hotel has (if they even have one) and potentially spend the vacation looking like this. Alternatively, we have to pack our big hairdryer, taking away valuable real estate room clothes and shoes, forcing us […]
    on June 24, 2013     Source: People Magazine

  2. Triangle has become epicenter of global CRO industry

    The Triangle is the epicenter of a growing industry of CROs – contract research organizations or, alternatively, clinical research organizations – that last year generated an estimated $24.3 billion in revenue.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  3. Manufacture announces plans to relocate to Muncie, adds 288 jobs

    MUNCIE, Ind.—A new producer of alternatively powered heavy equipment for the governmental sector announced plans to relocate their corporate headquarters to Muncie, creating up to 288 new jobs. Officials with DD Dannar joined local government leaders to announce the $4.65 …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis


  • In his affidavit Grass writes that "as a 15-year-old I volunteered in Gotenhafen to join the Wehrmacht. In fact I wanted to serve on a submarine or alternatively a tank unit," Spiegel Online reported. "This has nothing to do, directly or...
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: Guenter Grass Source: International Herald Tribune

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /