alternation

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  • During two or three days there were many alternations of hope and fear. Cited from History of England, James II V. 4, Macaulay
  • The next few days were spent in alternations of hope and fear. Cited from Queen Victoria, Vol. 2, by Sarah Tytler
  • But these alternations are not without their order, and we are parties to our various fortune. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov, 1857
  • They are not content that their lives should remain mere alternations between bed and the factory. Cited from Liberalism and the Social Problem, by Winston Spencer Churchill
  • After reaching his new scene of duty, there were constant alternations of march and battle. Cited from A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century, E. P. Roe
  • The division of light from darkness then is the alternation of night and day. Cited from The Story of Creation, T. S. Ackland
  • Such an approach results in the classification of alternations into three major groups.
  • In this respect free will makes the individual superior to the alternations of the market. Cited from Success (Second Edition), by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  • A show can, of course, start with a full-stage act, and the alternation process remains the same. Cited from Writing for Vaudeville, by Brett Page
  • From this last state they return again to the first, and so on, these alternations following one after another with variety. Cited from Heaven and its Wonders and Hell, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • There will never be any alternation in her case till the last alteration. Cited from Dawn, by H. Rider Haggard
  • Soon, with alternations of hope and fear, he heard her steps and voice draw nearer. Cited from A Young Girl's Wooing, by E. P. Roe
  • As we see it, it is full of the quick alternation of question and answer. Cited from On the Sublime, by Longinus
  • What is the cause of these alternations of motion and rest? Cited from Equinoctial Regions of America V2,von Humboldt
  • He also brought back the ancient practice of alternation during the singing of hymns.
  • His function was like the revolution of the four seasons, the alternation of sun and moon.
  • They often have alternation of generations and may have three generations rather than two.
  • He uses these decomposed case features to account for the case alternations in subject and object position.
  • But one of her swift alternations had come upon his mother. Cited from Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
  • I wonder if other people have these strange alternations of industry and incapacity. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
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Meaning of alternation

  • noun Successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
    a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes