Example sentences for: alternately

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

  • The next day, in a cat-and-mouse game with reporters over the meaning of "permissive environment," Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhart alternately defined it as a) "one where there is a political settlement"; and b) "an environment where the Serbs and Milosevic don't have the ability to impose their will."

  • 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).

  • This story of a long and stormy love affair between a fallen angel and a 19 th century French vintner is described alternately as having "a ferocious display of inventive power" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and as having "a disconcerting hollowness" (Richard Eder, the Los Angeles Times ). The critics agree on the flashes of brilliance in her writing; the disagreement is over how consistently Knox puts it all together.

  • Newsweek 's David Ansen is more ambivalent, saying it's "alternately amazing and annoying ...

  • To that end, I made an OPEN sign sculpture in which the letter "N" swings from one end of "OPE" to the other, alternately spelling OPEN or NOPE.

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