Usage examples for instead

  1. He should have commanded a ship instead of being an ice pilot. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  2. I'm goin' down town after the evenin' paper, and, instead of lockin' up, as I usually do, I shall leave you in charge. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  3. I told Mary to call me instead of you this morning, and now I'm off. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. The great thing was to make Mrs. Leake talk instead of having to talk to her. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  5. If I had shot him instead of his clothes what would they have done to me? – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  6. Just when you called first, I nearly had Cottle and Lickford down, but you put me off my trip, and Ramshaw had me over instead. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  7. She ought to be proud of the offer instead of speaking like that. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  8. Instead of going to bed, I stood a long time at the window, looking out at the river. – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
  9. I shall walk, instead of taking a carriage- ride. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  10. Instead of that we had to leave it there." – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  11. It is a good thing, though, that her fancy turned to Gaston instead of Regnard Cheverny, for Gaston is much the better man. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  12. Instead of only having one heart, it's as though you have several- upon my word it is!" – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  13. Your best of him, instead of your worst. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  14. I shall never do it myself, but he'll do it instead. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  15. Why should he not become my servant instead of the General's? – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  16. My plan is simply to give myself up instead of my wife. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  17. Had he been a rich prince instead of a poor one, she would, no doubt, have liked him very much better. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  18. Then I realized that I had written fifty- six instead of six. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock
  19. But instead of Tennelly came a letter. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. Instead of going toward the door, he took a short cut. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis