Phrases with "alternatives"

Wilkie Collins I promise you that, Merriman.” “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. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Jules Verne Ce sont des alternatives horribles d’espoir et de désespoir, et trop souvent, au moment où les naufragés se croient sauvés, la voile entrevue s’éloigne et s’efface à l’horizon. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Edith Wharton The young man, thus brooding, lost himself in the alluring and perplexing alternatives of his plan. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Henry James It would be simple and it would deal with all his problems; it would put an end to all alternatives, which, as alternatives were otherwise putting an end to him, would be an excellent thing. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Edith Wharton Their plans offered to Vance as many alluring alternatives as his literary future, and what he liked best was to lie stretched out on the warm red wall of the Alhambra and dream of being elsewhere. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

One of these three alternatives must surely be predicated of it. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Her admission to the citizenship of Gomorrah depended on the moment at which, of those four only possible alternatives for the human soul, she refused to know which she had chosen. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Henry James You see amid what delightful alternatives one moves. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins I leave Mr. Noel Vanstone with two alternatives to choose from. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry James He wasn’t sure whether he liked or hated that; but these alternatives mattered equally little to his hostess, who looked at her friends as if to verify a catalogue. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Thomas Hardy The alternatives as to his choice of a mother were put before him. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope Had she not been so told, she would have thought that some further waiting would have been of the three alternatives the best. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Wilkie Collins There were two alternatives proposed. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

E. F. Benson With all this evidence, things looked very dark indeed, and the worst and most wounding of these two alternatives began to assume probability. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Like all great organizers I was, however, prepared for failure, and had a series of alternatives prepared, one or the other of which must succeed. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Wilkie Collins It was his habit always to see his way before him through a neat succession of alternatives — and so he saw it now. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells And there’s one or two possible alternatives to some of these other things. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells The alternatives fall roughly under three headings. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Henry James The performance was to be for the benefit of Paul, whose midsummer return was at hand and in whom the imagination oi alternatives was to be discouraged from the first. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

She had no intention of going back to tea at Atherstone, where she was staying with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Danvers. Two alternatives remained. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry James The alternatives looked all formidable, however, and he sighed as he laid down his fork. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

H. G. Wells Yet what else was there for me to write? We all have our Siddonses, with whom there are no alternatives but insincerity or a disproportionate destructiveness. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle It presented, as the astute reader will have already perceived, few difficulties in its solution, for a very limited choice of alternatives must get to the root of the matter. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Arnold Bennett Quickly he arranged the alternatives for them. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jules Verne Pendant le reste du mois de juillet, il y eut des alternatives de pluie et de froid. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Kingsley This woman must die: or the commonweal of England perish!” We all know which of the two alternatives was chosen. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells I think his blackmailing in the Saturday Review period was almost pure romancing, for he achieved neither the wealth nor the jail that are the alternatives facing the serious blackmailer. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Of course there is nothing certain, but those are the only two alternatives that I can suggest. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Wilkie Collins On looking back to the entry referring to the lawyer’s visit, we found that my recollection of the two alternatives presented was accurately correct. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Was there anything in it? There were certainly no alternatives at hand. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells Well, I’ll write the alternatives down. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Thomas Hardy You do not ask me to re-marry; it is not a question of alternatives at all; it is my straight course. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

E. F. Benson So, in order to curb the exuberance of these frenzied excursions she got a half sheet of paper, and noted down the alternatives that she must choose from. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

George Gissing The alternatives are, one general servant, with frank confession of poverty, or a numerous household and everything comme il faut. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The final truth must be something to which there is no imaginable alternative, because it contains all its possible alternatives inside of itself as moments already taken account of and overcome. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Henry James She bloomed with alternatives — she resembled some dull garden-path which under a copious downpour has begun to flaunt with colour. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

H. G. Wells Between the general rules laid down and the particular instance there is always a wide gap, into which doubts and alternatives enter and the private judgment has play. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Joseph Furphy His alternatives have become so lopsided that practically there is only one course open. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry James That then was the end, and my only real alternatives were bed or the smoking-room. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Sigmund Freud The alternatives stated in it do not cover the real essence of the matter. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]