For Martin Amis, the media has settled for that second option, time and again.
With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to Pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.
Because the Senate was opening and ending sessions every three days, Bush was prevented the option of a recess appointment.
This leaves room for some acceleration of the pace of withdrawals, an option the White House is reported to be considering.
The other restaurant, Herman, is their Michelin-starred option.
The Government took an option on 750,000 hides then in the hands of the packers.
She had then no option but to walk up to the spot where Norbert was seated.
Possession of them made him feel that already he had obtained an option on six hours of complete happiness.
But I think one has the option of silence—partial at any rate.
A few months ago I renewed the option for three more years; each time I paid the owners a thousand dollars for the option.
c.1600, "action of choosing," from French option (Old French opcion), from Latin optionem (nominative optio) "choice, free choice, liberty to choose," from root of optare "to desire, choose," from PIE root *op- "to choose, prefer." Meaning "thing that may be chosen" is attested from 1885. Commercial transaction sense first recorded 1755 (the verb in this sense is from 1934). As a North American football play, it is recorded from 1954.