alternative pleading


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alternative pleading a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
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In literature:

His mother punished him and pleaded with him, alternately.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
She pleaded for the horses and the squire alternately.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
In favour of the second alternative the purvapakshin pleads the two passages Ch.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
Pleadings must not be hypothetical or in the alternative.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
In vain she alternately pleaded, conciliated, flustered, fumed, and even threatened.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
Matilda refused and pleaded, alternately; pleaded very humbly at last; but in vain.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
Honor, love and generosity, strangely bewitched, plead for dishonesty as the only alternative to such suffering.
"Twelve Causes of Dishonesty" by Henry Ward Beecher
Catlin alternately pleaded and wept.
"Gold" by Stewart White
An impetuous lover, torn between the old love of years and the new, quite different one of weeks, alternately stormed and pleaded.
"The Road to Understanding" by Eleanor H. Porter
He alternated from mad blame to pleading affection.
"The Heart's Country" by Mary Heaton Vorse