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01. I think this plan will work much better if we [alter] it slightly.
02. I had some [alterations] done on my pants at the store where I bought them.
03. The [alterations] to the motor suggested by the engineer have reduced fuel consumption considerably.
04. We haven't [altered] our plans despite the poor weather.
05. Let us know if you [alter] your plans.
06. I bought some new pants at Eaton's, and they're going to do the [alterations] for free.
07. The politician was forced to [alter] his policy somewhat, due to public pressure.
08. Leo Gomes once said that while modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to [alter] the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.
09. If our sun's energy output varies beyond a certain point, it will [alter] the Earth's climate.
10. Ehricke Krafft once observed that we have no rational [alternative] but to expand the environmental and resource base beyond Earth.
11. She was able to wear her mother's wedding dress when she got married after making a few simple [alterations].
12. The world of work was radically [altered] by the Industrial Revolution.
13. Declining fertility has major consequences for the wider society, such as significantly [altering] the age structure.
14. The whole pattern of the world's population was [altered] by the African slave trade.
15. Freedom from slavery did not dramatically [alter] the lives of the thousands of African-Jamaicans, most of whom remained poor peasants.
16. Even the communists were unable to [alter] the beliefs of the mountain people of Albania.
17. Charles Yesalis has claimed that geneticists around the world now believe there could be genetically-[altered] athletes as soon as the 2004 Summer Games.
18. Even the tiniest error in our calculations could [alter] our flight plan, and cause us to miss our landing target on the Dark Planet.
19. The great country house at Knole has remained basically [unaltered] since 1603.
20. The chemical balance of the brain which controls awareness can be radically [altered] by the introduction of external agents.
21. The contract has already been signed and the conditions are [unalterable].
22. The facts of the incident are [unalterable]. You did it and now you are going to have to face the consequences.
23. The police are investigating the apparent [alteration] of some bank documents.
24. He was charged by police after [altering] his business records to make it look like he was making less money than he really was.
25. These are facts, and as such, they are simply not [alterable].
26. Garbage which is dumped into streams and rivers often accumulates on beaches, where it [alters] the environment of the oceans.
27. Our ability to change and [alter] this planet's natural environment is largely limited to surface processes.

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  • alter — UK US /ˈɔːltər/ verb [I or T] ► to change the appearance, character, or structure of something, or to be changed in this way: »Just last week, the company agreed to alter some of its business practices. »If they want to continue to have enough… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Alter — Alter, gewöhnlich die Bezeichnung für die letzte Periode des Lebens, sofern dasselbe sich der als normal angenommenen Gränze nähert; in physiologischer Beziehung die Zahl der von der Geburt an verflossenen Jahre; man theilt es gewöhnlich in 6… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • Alter — Alter: Das altgerm. Wort für »Lebensalter, Lebenszeit, Zeit« (mhd. alter, ahd. altar, niederl. ouder‹dom›, aengl. ealdor, schwed. ålder) gehört zu der Wortgruppe von ↑ alt. Im heutigen Sprachgebrauch wird »Alter« gewöhnlich im Sinne von… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Alter — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. alter, ahd. altar, as. aldar Stammwort. Aus g. * aldra n. (im Nordischen m., gotisch unbestimmt) Lebensalter , auch in anord. aldr m., ae. ealdor, afr. alder; gotisch nur in fram aldrs bejahrt ; vermutlich tro Bildung zu g …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • alter — (v.) late 14c., to change (something), from O.Fr. alterer change, alter, from M.L. alterare to change, from L. alter the other (of the two), from PIE *al beyond (see ALIAS (Cf. alias) (adv.)) + comparative suffix ter (Cf. OTHER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • alter — s. m. 1. Raça de cavalos originária de Alter do Chão, no Alentejo. 2. Cavalo luso árabe.   ‣ Etimologia: Alter [do Chão], topônimo   • Confrontar: haltere …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Alter — Al ter, v. i. To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure. The law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Dan. vi. 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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