Examples of usage:

  1. Its general character is shown with alternating portions, the first set consisting of towers of brickwork built in concave foundations, and then connecting walls between; formed in straight courses. "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
  2. The result is the modern city worker, never living long enough in one place to create for himself a normal social environment, always anxious about his economic future, restless, too largely alternating between strenuous work and highly coloured pleasure and much open, through temperament and circumstance, to the appeal of whatever promises him a new experience or a new freedom. "Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  3. The poor were allowed half- time in their tortures, respite and punishment alternating. "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
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