Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in an alternative way
  • adv. Used to link a pair of possibilities

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an alternative manner; in a manner that admits the choice or possibility of one out of two things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in place of, or as an alternative to

Etymologies

alternative +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is just one of a slew of Paul Naschy movies put out by BCI/Eclipse and all are equally noteworthy but I think this title alternatively known as THE CRAVING is a stand-out due to its relative rarity and good production values.

    Archive 2007-12-09

  • Again, everyone, including libertarians, must ultimately agree that if something inflicts a serious enough harm (consequentially) or alternatively is wrong enough (deontologically), it must be forbidden.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • Or, alternatively, is your current position, stated above, simply a fall back position that you have adopted once Mr. Steyn was able to substantiate the quote?

    LawIsCool Exclusive: Mark Steyn Exists : Law is Cool

  • The announcements placed in German alternatively with English over the booking office, left-luggage office, refreshment buffets, and so forth, the crowned eagle and monogram displayed on the post boxes, caught his eye in quick succession.

    When William Came

  • And I just want to make sure to revisit the point that the December quarter or the fall term alternatively, that's you're seasonally strong quarter with respect to new starts.

  • He spread mayhem as he went, as commanded by his (and, today, billions of others) inspiration, a figure now called alternatively Yahweh, Allah, and/or God, depending upon one's myth.

    THE ISRAELI-AMERICAN KILLING MACHINE

  • Lots of people do it - it's just that it's often labelled alternatively.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He spread mayhem as he went, as commanded by his (and, today, billions of others) inspiration, a figure now called alternatively Yahweh, Allah, and / or God, depending upon one's myth.

    Signs of the Times

  • That should be written: "[The] results of this study was published…"; alternatively, "These [study results were] published…"

    Using Gravitational Lensing to Measure Age and Size of Universe | Universe Today

  • He who in a shop says to the salesman, "The coat must cover my knees," alternatively, "The coat ought to cover my knees," speaks of a need or requirement and of something less.

    A Special Supplement: Morality & Pessimism

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