Know Your Next Word : instead
17. instead :
1. as a substitute or replacement
2. in the place or stead of someone or something
3. in preference : as a preferred or accepted alternative
We ordered tea but were served coffee instead.
The city has its pleasures, but she wished instead for the quiet of country life.
You can use milk instead of cream in this recipe.
Having planned to drive, we walked instead.
yearned instead for a home and family.
Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab.
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