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Instead Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car"
  • 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"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Instead'

  • Instead: Instead may refer to: Instead (album), a 2007 album by Onetwo "Instead", a 2003 song by Stacie Orrico off her self-titled album "Instead" (Madeleine Peyroux
  • Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep): "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the 1954 movie White Christmas. It is commonly performed as a
  • 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. According to
  • 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 film A Hard Day's
  • Who We Are Instead: Who We Are Instead is the sixth full-length studio album recorded by Christian rock band Jars of Clay. It was released in 2003 by Essential Records. Representing

'Instead' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Instead Sample Sentences in News

  • Kuwait reopens Yemen embassy in Aden, instead of Sanaa
    Kuwait has joined its Gulf partners Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden, instead of the militia-controlled capital Sanaa. "In the framework of supporting constitutional legitimacy in Yemen represented in President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi... the state of Kuwait has decided to reopen its embassy in the city of A Read more on this news related to 'Instead'
  • The Coming Chaos in the U.K. Election
    All of the opinion polls are clear: Instead of a decisive winner, there will be hobbled aspirants, each cajoling as many as seven smaller parties to give up their independence and prop up a minority or coalition government for a fixed term of five years. Forming a government could take a while. Indeed, by the time this election is over, political analysts say the Read more on this news related to 'Instead'
  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
    At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers ... Read more on this news related to 'Instead'

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