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Usage examples for lieu

  1. In some cases this gave place after a time to the plan of making the workmen regular partners, and giving them a certain percentage of the profits in lieu of wages. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  2. Having no cigars to bestow, I gave them in lieu thereof a small piece of silver. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  3. These shadows give but a poor idea of the objects that cast them, just as what we call shadows down here give but a poor idea of the objects that cast them; they are mere outlines, with blank darkness in lieu of details, and have only length and breadth, no depth. – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  4. Lizzie, when the policemen were gone, and the noise was over, and the house was closed, slunk away to her bedroom, refusing any aid in lieu of that of the wicked Patience. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  5. In lieu of them, we occasionally caught sight of three or four kangaroos, and sometimes of solitary individuals,- which, however, made their escape before we could get a shot at them. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. For the head small felt caps have become fashionable in lieu of turbans. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  7. It may be acknowledged that in lieu of choosing at all, he had left the matter altogether to heaven. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  8. But in the matter of procuring a livelihood let us, for their own good, induce them to lay aside the bow and fish- spear, and, in lieu thereof, put their hand to the plough, or make them wield the tool of the mechanic. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  9. But now, just as they were on the point of accepting, in lieu of a Duke, an exceptionally promising Count, the aforesaid event conspired to completely upset all of their plans- or notions, so to speak. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. She is generally embracing a yellow and very ugly cat, in lieu of a doll. – By Violence by John Trevena
  11. Often no girdle was worn, but the women held a small bunch of leaves against the body in lieu of an attached apron. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  12. When the boss called: " Ticket three hundred and nine wins the capital prize," the rehearsed scene was gone through with, although Alfred's friend made the play doubly strong by hesitating in accepting the cash in lieu of the tea set. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  13. Higson wished to get several things in Kingston before they returned on board; he had also to deliver over the brig to the agent, who had to find a fresh crew in lieu of the men- of- war's men, and some of the others who volunteered for the frigate. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. The wife of the Half- King refused to receive the prisoner in lieu of her son, and this amounted to a sentence of death. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  15. She had drawn a somewhat imaginary figure in lieu of a father to present to Harboro's mind's eye. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  16. Some other suitable design of body may, of course, be used in lieu of this one shown. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  17. Very rich people they were said to be, though the man had refused to pay the nurse a month's rent in lieu of notice,- which would have been only right, as the young lady had agreed to take the rooms until October. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  18. In lieu of hawks ... – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. When she awoke and lit her lamp in the early morning, there he was looking at her from the bureau; and when she retired she kissed the picture in lieu of having his real presence to bid good- night. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  20. In lieu of a prayer manual, Nellie used one of Hannah's story books. – The Little Mixer by Lillian Nicholson Shearon
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