Usage examples for alter

  1. " You can't alter him, my dear. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. If he has done wrong he must alter his life and do better for the future. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  3. To be sure, that's so, she consented; but that doesn't alter t' fact 'at we want 'em, does it? – Windyridge by W. Riley
  4. But if we fairly recognize it, we shall be the first to alter our ways. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. And so do I, Penny agreed, but that doesn't alter facts. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  6. You can't alter it and you can't understand it. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  7. They are as nice as can be about it but that does not alter the facts. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  8. Tongues alter with the rest. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  9. We must keep an eye upon them, but not on any account alter our course." – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. That would be ruin to everything, but I warn you, that if you do, it will not alter me. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  11. But I will not do it- and my will no one, and no force, can alter. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  12. The hours passed slowly on; evening, however, at length approached, and I was afraid that during the night Dubois would alter the brig's course, and that we should manage to escape. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  13. It will be a long time before we alter that. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. That is satisfactory so far, said Thorndyke, though he may alter his tone when the case comes into Court. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  15. " Don't you know Fleda better, Papa," said Florence, " than to try to make her alter her mind? – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. When you tried to alter my opinion of Mr. Vimpany some time since, I did my best to make my view your view. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  17. But then Minnie had never been anything but a young lady until she married Eustace, and Lady Markland- ah, nothing could alter the fact that Lady Markland had already lived a life with which Theo had nothing to do. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  18. I will now give you two words in one of the languages that John Eliot had to learn, and then, perhaps, you will alter your opinion. – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge