Usage examples for alternate

  1. To be sure, he did generally call in Montpellier Terrace on the alternate days. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. A figure suggestive of no drama and certainly of no tragedy, its attitude expectant and waiting, with that alternate hope and fear which is youth at twenty, when all of life lies ahead and every to- morrow may hold some great adventure. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. The next morning I felt agitated again between the alternate pressure of hope and fear; and in this state I entered my boat. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson

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