Captain Wragge, on his side, was apparently absorbed in the consideration of a new set of alternatives
I felt this was no mere formula of desperate speech, but a real alternative
in the view of a strong soul.
How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives
and under such circumstances?
There was no time to think, no time to weigh chances or to choose alternatives
There remains for us, then, but one of two alternatives
, and we must choose at once.
It was not easy to settle at once which course was the safest--so I tried the effect of looking at my two alternatives
from another point of view.
Ellmother's choice--placed between the alternatives
of submitting to discovery by Emily, or of leaving the house.
He had been offered the customary alternatives
submitted to the younger sons of the nobility--the Church or the diplomatic service--and had refused the one and the other.
Considering the alternatives
in the cab, he decided that the wise course was to temporize with Anne, by reporting matters as they then stood.
Of the two alternatives
it seemed better to take her chance, and present herself at the Refuge without asking leave first.
With such alternatives
, what would be the fate of the travelers?
I don't know if it was from utter lack of all imagination or from the possession in undue proportion of a particular kind of it, or from both--and the three alternatives
are possible--but it was discovered that this man who had been raised to such a height by the credulity of the public was himself more gullible than any of his depositors.
Just so, Sir Percival--just so; but there are two alternatives
in all transactions, and we lawyers like to look both of them in the face boldly.
Determined to help in the struggle to clear the homestead from debt, they had no alternative
but to go into service.
I had no alternative
but, in form at least, to put it to him.