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awl ter nay shuhn

  • n  successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
    a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes

  • In an ecological system like a forest, for example, squealing might look like an alternation between two stable states barren versus fertile before a drought takes its .
  • Clooney keeps impressing me by his alternation of frivolous and serious roles, and his apparently effortless ability to make both convincing.
  • The strict alternation of chapters between the '50s and the present feels mechanical, and you start to wish the memoir as frame would temporarily recede.
News & Articles

  • Maine Mall wants to move farmers market indoors
    SOUTH PORTLAND – For the second year in a row South Portland will have not one, but two farmers markets, although with one significant alternation. When the version hosted by the Maine Mall opens, it will move out of the parking lot and inside, to center court.
    June 11, 2013 - Scarborough Current

  • Bernie Ecclestone in Yahoo! Eurosport
    We have concluded an agreement on the alternation of the Formula 1 Japanese GP between Fuji Speedway and Suzuka circuit, to ensure the progress and success of keeping Formula 1 in Japan over the long term,said Ecclestone in an official...
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    I think the judge was clear that you can't change the rules six days before a caucus,Mr. Obama told reporters in San Francisco. "Any alternation would have disenfranchised maids, dishwashers, bell hops, people who work on the Strip."
  • Moammar Gadhafi in Scotsman
    We have seen the world shaken by the multiparty systems,Gaddafi said. "What on earth do we need with the alternation of power when power is in the hands of the masses?" "There will be no going back on the peoples authority."

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