We spent most of season three alternately fascinated and horrified by the secrets of Woodbury and its leader, the Governor.
Forbes magazine has alternately called Hanauer insane and ignorant.
Gates describes that she “alternately looked like she had swallowed an entire lemon and like she was simply going to explode.”
1510s, from Latin alternatus "one after the other," past participle of alternare "to do first one thing then the other; exchange parts," from alternus "one after the other, alternate, in turns, reciprocal," from alter "the other" (see alter). Alternate means "by turns;" alternative means "offering a choice." Both imply two kinds or things.
1718, "that which alternates (with anything else)," from alternate (adj.). Meaning "a substitute" is first attested 1848.