Example sentences for: alternately

How can you use “alternately” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Schickel is alternately sycophantic (toward Eastwood) and pugilistic (toward any critic who has ever had unkind words for the actor--particularly Pauline Kael, who did seem to have a mission to make the tall man's Magnum shrivel).

  • As the Corporation has noted, the statutory language may be read alternately to require that (1) an alien must be physically present in the United States when the cause of action for which the recipient provides legal assistance arises; (2) an alien must be physically present only when legal representation is commenced; or (3) an alien must be physically present in the United States any time the alien is provided legal assistance from an LSC grantee.

  • Most recently it has been chaired by a senior officer, alternately the Head of Radio (who has rarely been able to attend meetings), and the Head of TV (who attended one meeting out of eleven).

  • In supporting MFN renewal in 1994, Clinton announced a new policy of what has alternately been called "constructive engagement," "commercial engagement," and "pragmatic engagement."

  • Erik Erikson once observed that "we who know so much about the child in the adult know so much less about the fate of the adolescent in him, whether as a continued source of renewal or as a split-off younger self alternately idealized and repudiated, revived and 'murdered'--and, of course, reprojected on the young."


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