I donned the hip-hop attire (not very well), and dreamed of an alternate life as a girl tagger.
In real life, there is a nursing shortage, but the alternate universe of television addresses reality more symbolically.
I entered this alternate universe when I was researching my book The Diana Chronicles.
With the finale, were there alternate endings to Breaking Bad that were thrown around?
“Andrew lives in an alternate universe,” the ex-employee says.
In velvet, every alternate stitch should be cut and drawn out on the right side with the pile of the goods.
Every alternate page was in the phonetic Indian symbols, of which more hereafter.
Some instances of inconsistent spellings were adjusted when found corrected in an alternate edition of this book.
He amused them and made himself their idol by dint of alternate flattery and blame.
Bed-hangings, curtains, and furniture-coverings were covered with alternate squares of lacis and cutwork.
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.