every other


: all those that are different or separate from the person or thing that has already been mentioned
It's a problem that's affecting this town and every other one in the state.
used to say that some repeated activity, event, etc., alternately happens and does not happen in consecutive named periods
I run every other day.
The contest is held every other year.

Examples of every other in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Join Meghan and Amy Joyce, the On Parenting editor, every other Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET, for a live chat to answer questions from parents trying to raise kids of any age. Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 But she was restricted by lackluster contributions from every other Sky starter. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 So, some can be applied every other day instead of every day. Kayla Hui, Mph, Verywell Health, 15 Sep. 2023 That, of course, hasn’t stopped some of my fellow nerds, reared on C-3PO and Data, from being all too eager to join the final frontier of civil rights battles—even when every other one remains woefully unfinished. Katherine Alejandra Cross, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 Football steers, and every other sport and its athletes get dragged behind. Bill Oram, oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2023 The top places for street sweeping tickets There are nearly 2,400 miles of streets across L.A. where the city’s fleet of sweepers clean up trash every other week, preventing debris from clogging storm drains and reaching waterways. Cari Spencer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 To minimize this risk, use only a pea sized amount, layer with a moisturizer, and apply initially every other day as your skin can tolerate it. Margaux Anbouba, ELLE, 31 Aug. 2023 Statistically, the lights are visible every other night. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Every other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20other. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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