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ALTERNATIVE. The one or the other of two things. In contracts a party has frequently the choice to perform one of several things, as, if he is bound to pay one hundred dollars, or to deliver a horse, he has the alternative. Vide Election; Obligation; Alternative.

LEGACY, ALTERNATIVE. One where the testator gives one of two things to the legatee without designating which of them; as, one of my two horses. Vide Election.

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We have two goals for our analysis: firstly, with our analysis we will illustrate the diversity of initiatives that shape the alternativeness (opposition) to the intensification discourse; secondly, we will illustrate how NUFI can be an instrument of analysis that gives a possibility to analyse the initiatives representing post-modern discourse without losing the diversity initiatives have.
Once the suits caught on that alternative, especially FM, radio was garnering audiences to rival the traditional AM staples, those stations got sucked into the mainstream, became safe money makers and so valuable that their alternativeness disappeared.
It is the crossing of different kinds of spaces that creates narrative time, whose alternativeness to the time of the present allows narrative time to become a means of realising the time of another world.
It is in these terms that many essays in this volume approach their subjects although, since these are the terms in which much recent Shakespeare criticism has been conducted, this presents them with the challenge of alternativeness. Bruce Smith's essay on 'L[o]cating the sexual subject' indicates a new way ahead for gender criticism by first identifying the weaknesses of this criticism's dominant methods that flow from, on the one hand, the binaries of deconstruction, and, on the other, the idea of a sexual continuum of new historicism.
Second, at this time, history posits options in three dimensions of the problem of "alternativeness." The problem of seeking alternatives or options to the universal civilizing change brought about by the crisis of the "macrocycle" of national and industrial civilization,(1) is posited objectively, though it also tends to occur in a distorted way in Russia.
The mission notes that the alternativeness of the election was conditioned by the nomination of candidates from three parties - the Democratic Party, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Agrarian Party, as well as from groups of citizens, which allowed voters to nominate the best-trained candidates to the Turkmen Parliament.
There can be no alternative to contingent alternativeness itself.

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