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We've discussed all the marketing options and decided to go for television advertising.
We have three different options for financing the house.
You have the option of bicycling or taking the bus.
She had no option but to admit the truth.
Terrorist leaders concluded that armed resistance was no longer a viable option.
The airline has ordered 16 aircraft and has options on another 29.
If one partner dies, the others have the option to buy back their shares.
Flynn hasn't signed with a team yet and says he wants to keep his options open.
Running a restaurant may seem exciting, but it's no soft option.
This is the American English definition of option. View British English definition of option.
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