I guess the alternative was worse.
He had no alternative but to leave.
The back door was too far away for her rubbery legs, and the only alternative was the sink.
He had to make alternative arrangements.
An alternative plan is to pass the water through pipes placed in a steam chest.
"The alternative is that it keeps growing and I turn into a vegetable," Deidre said.
From either alternative, an unpleasant result follows.
An alternative method of going public is to merge with a company that is already public.
Nexia provides a credible alternative to the "Big 4" firms, rendering services to clients on a more personal and focused basis.
Up until now, there has been no viable alternative.
The arguments had been regarded as alternative or else as cumulative proofs, all pointing to one conclusion - God exists.
"Is there a third alternative?" she asked, dismayed.
"I have no alternative," he said with some irritation, rising.
We will contact you at the earliest opportunity to suggest an alternative or refund.
A day and a half with her sister was as much as she could tolerate; faced with the alternative of returning to her creepy apartment with its creepy occupants, she'd tough it out.
He was seeking an alternative therapy.
Alternative approaches do exist, particularly in human health.
I prefer the alternative of them being non-existent, he said.
If it meant he went to Darkyn and made a deal as a final alternative, he'd do that, too.
Turnips are grown principally in the central provinces as an alternative crop to wheat.
They offer alternative and mutually exclusive conceptions of God.
The nobles, turned into courtiers, placemen, diplomatists and men of affairs, ended by preferring his authority to the alternative of democratic institutions.
There is, however, one writer who sets forth so clearly the alternative suppositions respecting the origin of the world that he claims a brief notice.
The soundness of the dilemmatic argument in general depends on the alternative possibilities.
No alternative hypothesis prevails, mere desultory criticism of the internal intricacies being quite inadequate.
Alternative medicine was symptomatic of what happened in many areas of society at the same moment.
An alternative route would be to have a company pension scheme owning the property.
DVD is the only realistic alternative to VHS that is widely acceptable to the industry.
Tresco provides a very special alternative to the famous London marathon.
The alternative, which is here accepted, is that differentiation is essentially the expression of a developmental tendency inherent in the protoplasm of plants.
Thousands of people research alternative energy because a breakthrough will change the world and make fortunes.
Would an alternative to offering forgiveness be to disown?
The alternative was irreparable and too permanent for my taste.
This explanation is unsatisfactory from many points of view, but till quite recently no acceptable alternative has been advanced.
A cheaper alternative is to buy just the 3100 symbols on a CD from Crick Software at a cost of $90.
So many drugs the doctor can give you can have harmful side effects considering a natural alternative is often a better and popular option.
"I have no alternative," he said, rising.
On the other hand, the execution seemed to Cromwell the only alternative to anarchy, or to a return to despotism and the abandonment of all they had fought for.
The alternative is to fish all stages of the medusa in its growth in the open sea, a slow and laborious method in which the chance of error is very great, unless the series of stages is very complete.
What are the alternative conclusions to theism?
She declared herself to be opposed to the government's economic policies without proposing any real alternative.
This timeless town with an interesting old cathedral offers a genteel option for those seeking a quieter alternative to the larger resorts.
I've lived with the idea of dying for so long, I'm kinda freaked out by the alternative, she admitted.
Their custom was to offer their neighbours or victims the alternative of paying chouth, that is, one-fourth of the revenue, or being plundered and ravaged.
A notebook's portability makes it an attractive alternative to desktops: You can work where and when you need to.
Free Space Optics offer gigabit alternatives for distribution around cities.
Online agencies offer a cheap alternative, charging $49 to $400 to advertise a home directly on a website.
The prizes cannot be modified and there are no cash alternatives.
Yet the alternative was that Darkyn probably killed Wynn tomorrow, when he failed.
The alternative was that they killed her when they retrieved the soul in her head.
The campaign should also take up a class position and put forward a planned economy and a socialist alternative.