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Word Example of - altering

    Example Sentences for altering

    He drew a long breath, for there was a heavy, rustling sound above, as if the man on the roof was altering his position.

    At Beaurepaire they were making and altering wedding-dresses.

    They tell me you're altering your Will in favour of your son.

    Direct payments by the proprietors for altering and writing plays.

    The carpenter was for altering her, and for cutting adrift the old hulk alongside.

    Better not take the first step, which may lead to a habit of altering it.

    Master Bucke had been seldom at home, perhaps, or was feeble and careless of altering matters.

    The train of consequences which follows, is inferred by altering the predicate into 'not many.'

    And you paved the way for your coming by altering the letters of the duke, or forging new ones?

    But the law's the law, and for my own part I'm not in favor of altering it.

Word Origin & History of - altering

    Word Origin & History

    alter late 14c., "to change (something)," from O.Fr. alterer, from M.L. alterare "to change," from L. alter "the other (of the two)," from PIE *al- "beyond" + comp. suffix -ter (cf. other). Intransitive sense "to become otherwise" first recorded 1580s.

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