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either

adjective alternative, both, choice, each, either alternate, either item, either one, either or, either particular one, either possibility, either potentiality, on the one hand, one, one of two, one or the other, the one and the other
Associated concepts: either case law or common law, either party to a marriage, either state law or federal, pleading in the alternative
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Health and disease are contraries: neither of them is true or false.
So they reached unhurt the shore of the Happy Island, and wandered through the flowery fields and by the banks of rushing streams, and they knew not hunger nor thirst; neither cold nor heat.
But neither they nor anyone ever again saw or heard of Andrus Palmer!
Neither must we have mothers under the influence of the poets scaring their children with a bad version of these myths--telling how certain gods, as they say, `Go about by night in the likeness of so many strangers and in divers forms'; but let them take heed lest they make cowards of their children, and at the same time speak blasphemy against the gods.
The transition from this disposition to that of considering them masters, is neither remote nor difficult; but it is very difficult to prevail upon a people under such impressions, to make a bold or effectual resistance to usurpations supported by the military power.
The said Laird of Bargany perceiving that the ordiner justice could neither help the oppressed, nor yet the afflicted, applied his mind to the next remedy, and in the end, by his servants, took the house of Denure, where the poor Abbot was kept prisoner.
On the second morning, about eleven o'clock, the king himself in person, attended by his nobility, courtiers, and officers, having prepared all their musical instruments, played on them for three hours without intermission, so that I was quite stunned with the noise; neither could I possibly guess the meaning, till my tutor informed me.
The proposed Constitution, therefore, is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal Constitution, but a composition of both.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing- as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
I am no king's man," replied the boy quietly, "I am Norman of Torn, who has neither a king nor a god, and who says 'by your leave' to no man.
He did his slave-task of performance and rendered obedience to Jacob Henderson; but he neither loved nor feared that master.
Well, now I am neither woman, poet, nor pretender: I neither love nor hate monsieur le surintendant.