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Question with the adjective Alternative

1 example:

Is buying fine art a good alternative way to grow your investment portfolio?
(BBC News - Business, )

Sentences with the adjective Alternative

7 examples:

If one could have a wish, or an alternative life, I would've liked to have been John Lennon.
(Gary Oldman)

Podcasts became our alternative way of consuming content.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The film was hailed as offering an alternative voice in the country's cinema landscape.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, have found an alternative way to recruit a new police chief.
(BBC News - World News, )

The styles were created at The Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London this week.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Even when missing critical components, cells can adapt and make copies of their DNA in an alternative way.
(Science Daily - News, )

LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging...
(Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

Questions with the noun Alternative

4 examples:

What's the alternative?

Can you give me another alternative?

But, one must ask, what was the alternative?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Hot temperatures in Spain have cut olive oil production in half, so what's the alternative?
(Ian Marber in The Telegraph - Food and Drink, )

Sentences with the noun Alternative

46 examples:

I had no alternative.

Tom has no alternative.

You have no alternative.

There is but one alternative.

The alternative was computer graphics.

I don't think you'll like the alternative.

We have the alternative of going or staying.

We have the alternative of death and submission.

Ageing isn't good, but the alternative is no better.

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
(Maurice Chevalier)

Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.
(Maurice Chevalier)

Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year.
(Howard Stringer)

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
(Henry Kissinger)

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.
(Golda Meir)

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
(George A. Sheehan)

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.
(Golda Meir)

It will pay for a $1 alternative.
(NBC News Health, )

Restoring order is a better alternative.
(Forbes - Business, )

Now an alternative is making an appearance.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A new player, Outernet, is offering an alternative.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The alternative is a life staring upwards at a wall in the pub.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative.
(CNET News, )

There are plenty of alternative uses for everyday items around your home.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The failure of those talks lead Ecclestone to go to Imola as an alternative.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

However, new technology enabled legal services are providing an alternative.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

PSG are continuing to show interest in Chelsea's Petr Cech as an alternative.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

IRS amnesty deals are not perfect, but they are far better than the alternative.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Researchers have now discovered an alternative: the “fool’s gold battery”.
(Science Daily - News, )

But Philip Moulds has turned to an online credit service offering an alternative.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The Hulu comedy offers an alternative this week for viewers of the latter mind-set.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Savvy entrepreneurs could be pulling parties together to offer a better alternative.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The alternative could have been far worse than having so little time to catch his breath.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

They usually don't consider the alternative: being broke and struggling to pay the bills.
(Linda Nguyen in CBC News - Business, )

Classification on the basis of molecular markers might offer a more practical alternative.
(Nature Reviews Neurology, )

But instead of starting from scratch, Greg Koberger offers an alternative: You can buy his.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Goats at a Dorset community farm are used as an alternative means of recycling Christmas trees.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

A better alternative may be to use human heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes), suggests a new study.
(Science Daily - News, )

The BDB’s seizure of Duesselhyp is therefore understandable: the alternative was disorderly collapse.
(Forbes - Business, )

Hospital emergency rooms are often bursting but many Canadians may not realize there’s an alternative.
(CBC News in CBC News - Health, )

With Windows 10 snooping on your every keystroke, it's time to consider an alternative: the Linux desktop.
(ZDNet US, )

Apple Watch 2 is a great smartwatch, but iPhone owners should know that they have quite a few alternative.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Four idealists frustrated with Facebook’s control over our personal data set out to create an alternative.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Many people will be buying a new iPhone through the iPhone Upgrade Program and it can be a good alternative.
(ZDNet US, )

The Kremlin wants to use smartphone technology it can trust -- by cracking open an alternative's source code.
(ZDNet US, )

Joost Taylor, 24, from Surrey, is convinced his £200 wooden alternative is the answer in an eco-friendly age.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Christmas trees can be a fire hazard when burnt, so how about getting rid of them by using another alternative.
(Tech Times - Science, )


38 examples:

Could you suggest an alternative date?

Is there no alternative to your method?

Is there no alternative to what you propose?

I've added an alternative sentence and I've tagged it as 'old fashioned'. What more do you want, blood?

Are there alternative scenarios, if not solutions?
(Patrick Cockburn in The Independent - U.K. News, )

What is the controversy over alternative treatment?
(Tech Times - Health, )

Is there a better, safer alternative for file sharers?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Are artificial sweeteners a safe alternative to sugar?
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Will this new device be an alternative to irreversible vasectomy?
(Tech Times - Health, )

ADRIAN DURHAM: You want my alternative Premier League Awards -15?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Looking for an alternative to the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad?
(ZDNet US, )

Hey, hockey season’s over. So guess who’s hinting at a fresh alternative?
(Steve Dilbeck in Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

Looking for a cheaper keyboard alternative to match your iPad Pro from Apple?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Thinking of an alternative to the everyday smartphones from Samsung and Apple?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Is this the alternative to two-wheeled motorcycles that you've been waiting for?
(Forbes - Business, )

Could the study of biomarkers present in saliva provide a noninvasive alternative?
(Nature Reviews Rheumatology, )

Could then a parallel currency provide an answer and be an alternative for Greece?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It's alternative ingredients week on The Great British Bake Off. Feeling inspired?
(Sue Quinn in The Telegraph - Food and Drink, )

Have we reached the stage where hydrogen is a viable alternative to petrol and diesel?
(Andrew English in The Telegraph - Motoring, )

Being a rugged handset, can the Xcover 3 become an affordable alternative to the Galaxy S6 Active?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

One month into our New Year's resolutions, do you need a more extreme alternative to make yours stick?
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Are rare coins and stamps a good alternative investment for investors who might not be avid collectors?
(CNBC, )

With H&R Block offering an alternative, will the tax prep software giant take some heat this tax season?
(Forbes - Business, )

When the government comes knocking at small business? door, is throwing in the towel the only alternative?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

With alternative ways to get bespoke clothing made, what does this mean for the traditional Indian tailor?
(BBC News - Business, )

When the government comes knocking at small business’ door, is throwing in the towel the only alternative?
(Forbes - Business, )

Could Sony's latest Android tablet be a great alternative to Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft Surface Pro 3?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Technically Incorrect: You've always dreamed of perusing the swimsuit edition in an alternative reality, haven't you?
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

Will Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) technology start migrating towards the desktop and eventually represent an alternative to Windows itself?
(Forbes - Technology, )

BBC Sport takes an alternative look at George North's best moments - can Open University professors explain the 'force' of the Welsh winger?
(BBC Sport, )

Is there an alternative to shelling out all that money just to put in an application to a school where acceptance rates are depressingly low?
(Forbes - Education, )

The powder is a safe and economical alternative to everything from skin care to calming an upset stomach.Pearly whites Looking for a brighter smile?
(NBC Today, )

The Alternative Investment Market in London has just had its best year since the financial crisis, but which have been the best performing new issues?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

With building societies priding themselves as alternative from 'big bad banks,' should they be offering stalwart rates and behaving better in branches?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

After a site attack in which hackers spread infected malware designed to steal torrent site users' banking information, is The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents the safer alternative when downloading files?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

What can be more boring than those people who describe every detail of their car journey (which junction, which toll bridge, which M&S sandwich at the service station...) and then follow up by describing the alternative routes they might have taken, but didn't?
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini surprised many Techonomists at our conference in Tucson last month with his frank talk about alternative therapies and the need for the current health system to be “creatively destroyed.” Who would have thought the top man at one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies would be an advocate for craniosacral therapy and meditative chanting?
(Forbes - Technology, )

We’re always compromising,” says Stephens, a former interior designer with over 15 years experience in the textile and design industry who acts as creative director. “With AURZA we give women a real alternative because our dresses are custom made to suit each woman’s style, personality and shape.” Sounds good enough, but haven’t custom-tailored clothes for women been around for...oh, a few thousand years?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

I want a third alternative.

This is the only alternative.

Choose alternative questions.

These two plans are alternative.

We adopted an alternative method.

We had no alternative but to fight.

We have no alternative but to work.

You didn't give me any alternative.

The alternative to surrender is death.

He considered two alternative courses.

They had no alternative but to retreat.

The alternative to surrender is fighting.

We are trapped in an alternative reality.

She offers an alternative vision of home.

I would prefer any alternative to a lawsuit.

We agreed that there was no other alternative.

This is the only alternative worth considering.

The alternative possibilities are neutrality or war.

The alternative possibilities were resistance and flight.

When applying for tickets, please give alternative dates.

Many support the former alternative, but I prefer the latter.

Here I decide, without hesitating, to take the alternative route.

The administration cannot but look for alternative sources of revenue.

If you wish us to reserve an alternative room, please let us know immediately.

He argues that the administration must look for alternative sources of revenue.

Bear in mind that, under such circumstances, we have no alternative but to find another buyer.

As a general rule, it's simple to criticize, but difficult to produce alternative suggestions.

New Age ideas are a refreshing alternative to the staid orthodoxy of traditional Christianity.

You'll need to find cheaper, alternative ingredients even though you're basing your recipe on your grandmother's.

The information presented in Kelly's paper on color coordination is seen to be of use in building up an alternative theory.

We have no other alternative but to swap horses midstream and inject a fresh atmosphere and new ideas into our organization.

An honest money system is the only alternative.
(Frederick Soddy)

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
(Jawaharlal Nehru)

There is an alternative to war. It has been with us forever.
(Sargent Shriver)

I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
(Sally Kempton)

No funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
(Jerry Weller)

There is not an alternative to the US as the engine for growth.
(Rodrigo Rato)

People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.
(Edwidge Danticat)

The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
(Emma Goldman)

I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound.
(Ron Carter)

Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative to what somebody else is doing.
(Matt Groening)

But there are many good alternative services.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Research suggests alternative to antibiotics.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Virtual reality has a bleak, alternative future.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Deasy wants to do that by opening alternative...
(Los Angeles Times - Education, )

There is little alternative up-front at the club.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

There are two alternative strategies to consider.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Passengers are advised to find alternative travel.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Done right though alternative finance can pay off.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

An industry has developed around alternative milks.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Use this big man as a cheaper but safe alternative.
(USA Today - NBA, )

The record labels need to offer a legal alternative.
(Forbes - Business, )

Call it a pinprick in the alternative lending mania.
(Forbes - Business, )

Psy gives his alternative 'Gangnam' Christmas message.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

So we've moved to Brighton, which is more alternative.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

AMD wants to be more than just an alternative to Intel.
(ZDNet US, )

Chaplains look to Commonwealth for alternative funding.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Try out an alternative grain – nutty and chewy farro.
(Laoise Casey in The Independent - Food & Drink, )

It could provide an alternative to stitches and sutures.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Various dietary treatments seem a promising alternative.
(Science Daily - News, )

Alternative sources of power are increasingly important.
(CNBC, )

Take a look at BBC Sport's alternative Formula 1 awards.
(BBC Sport - Formula 1, )

A reader wants find a free alternative to Zone Alarm Pro.
(Rick Maybury in The Telegraph - Technology, )

But the fossil-fuel alternative still holds great allure.
(The New York Times - Science, )

But verbal communication needn't be the only alternative.
(The Independent - Travel, )

Electric buses are an eco-friendly alternative to diesel.
(Science Daily - News, )

They are a sensible alternative to cumbersome money belts.
(Judi Dash in Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Mercury Web Browser is an alternative browser for tablets.
(USA Today - Tech, )

But these items on the market could be a cosy alternative.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

We put the claims of this laundry alternative to the test.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Cloud Bread is a high-protein alternative, made with eggs.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

The velvet wrap offers a bold alternative to 'boring' paint.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Organic food often costs more than the standard alternative.
(CNBC, )

Latest research claims e-cigarettes are a viable alternative.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Jumpsuits are a great alternative to dresses at smart events.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

We pick five alternative income funds and trusts worth a look.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

But the findings from this study support an alternative model.
(Science Daily - News, )

Not until you check out a $25 alternative called the Oristand.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Acupuncture is the most popular of alternative medical systems.
(Science Daily - News, )

Online TV service is an alternative for blacked-out New Yorkers.
(USA Today - Money, )

RNA binding proteins are key regulators of alternative splicing.
(Nature Communications, )

With declining fish stocks, an alternative source is imperative.
(Science Daily - News, )

St. Vincent has won the 2015 Grammy for alternative music album.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Bugs offer an alternative protein source, if you can stomach it.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

Author Ben H. Winters imagines a disturbing alternative reality.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Crowdfunding is an attractive alternative to traditional funding.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A number of companies have entered the alternative lending space.
(Forbes - Business, )

They wanted a healthy alternative to their kids' favourite snack.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

It offers a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery.
(Science Daily - News, )

Specialty restaurants provide a cozier, more romantic alternative.
(USA Today - Travel, )

You can now put alternative investment market stocks into you Isa.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Munchery is a startup providing an alternative with gourmet meals.
(CNBC, )

A simpler, streaming-friendly alternative to the universal remote.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Tampons and pads can also be used in a number of alternative ways.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Alternative models of lineage choice therefore cannot be excluded.
(Nature, )

Alex Salmond refuses to outline an alternative to a currency union.
(BBC News - Politics, )

N Bluetooth stereo headphones are a welcome alternative to earbuds.
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Hong Kong had been seen as its most likely alternative destination.
(Daily Mail - News, )

She says the diet could be a better alternative to gastric surgery.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Blood-based liquid biopsies show promise as a reliable alternative.
(Tech Times - Health, )

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