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Instead Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    instead adv
  1. in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car" [syn: alternatively, as an alternative, or else]
  2. on the contrary; "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones" [syn: rather]
Instead Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Instead \In*stead"\, adv. [Pref. in- + stead place.]
  1. In the place or room; -- usually followed by of. Let thistles grow of wheat. --Job xxxi. 40. Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab. --2 Sam. xvii. 25.
  2. Equivalent; equal to; -- usually with of. [R.] This very consideration to a wise man is instead of a thousand arguments, to satisfy him, that in those times no such thing was believed. --Tillotson.
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  • Instead: Instead may refer to: Instead (album), a 2007 album by Onetwo " "Instead" (Stacie Orrico song), a 2003 song " "Instead" (Madeleine Peyroux ...
  • Instead (album): Instead is the first album by synthpop duo Onetwo . It was released as a CD and as a download. The album contains two covers: Pink Floyd ...
  • Instead (Stacie Orrico song): "Instead" is the fifth single from Stacie Orrico 's second album Stacie Orrico . "I Promise " but "I Could Be The One " was released instead. ...
  • Instead (Madeleine Peyroux song): "Instead" is the opening track of Madeleine Peyroux 's album Bare Bones . It was a retro-feeling and charted on the Japanese 100 Singles ...
  • I'll Cry Instead: "I'll Cry Instead" is a John Lennon composition credited to Lennon/McCartney , and recorded by The Beatles for the soundtrack to their ...
  • Who We Are Instead: Who We Are Instead is the sixth full-length studio album recorded by Christian band Jars of Clay . It was released in 2003 by Essential ...
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* Money enables us to get what we want instead of what other people think we want. - George Bernard Shaw

* This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

* Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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