What does the word alternate mean?

Usage examples for alternate

  1. In this alternate yielding and recoil, this physical and mental struggle, she passed minutes which seemed to her interminable. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Here, also, as in jackets, considerable taste is displayed in the selection of different parts of the deerskin, alternate strips of dark and white being placed up and down the sides and front by way of ornament. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
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