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alternate

Botany
a. (of leaves, flowers, etc.) arranged singly at different heights on either side of the stem
b. (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the spaces between other parts

alternate

[′ȯl·tər·nət]
(botany)
Of the arrangement of leaves on opposite sides of the stem at different levels.
Of the arrangement of the parts of one whorl between members of another whorl.

work

1. All labor necessary to produce the construction required by the contract documents, and all materials and equipment incorporated or to be incorporated in such construction.
2. The produce of a force by its corresponding displacement.
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But she had begun to suspect, by some involuntary betrayal of mine, that there was an abnormal power of penetration in me--that fitfully, at least, I was strangely cognizant of her thoughts and intentions, and she began to be haunted by a terror of me, which alternated every now and then with defiance.
She talked freely, answering questions and asking them and not even taking advantage of certain longish pauses with which they inevitably alternated to say she thought she had better go in.
William James figured there as well as "Weary Willie," and pragmatists alternated with pugilists in the long procession of its portraits.