Phrases with "instead"

Wilkie Collins She invited me to breakfast with her in her room, instead of in the servants’ hall as usual. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

And instead of helping the Prince on to destruction, she determined to do all in her power to keep him in the path of honor. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

John Galsworthy He sat down instead under the oak tree by the swing, and the dog Balthasar, who also felt the heat, lay down beside him. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells The little breeze between the Russian political control and the technicians did not rise to a storm; instead it died away. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Leon Trotsky It was then asserted that there had been no duel but instead a surgical operation, in the course of which part of his forehead was employed to repair his nose. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Do you remember how I left my cheque-book about on purpose for what’s happened? To be sinned against instead of sinning, in all the papers, would have set one up as an honest man for life. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Edith Wharton No farther words had passed between herself and Justine — but the latter was conscious that their talk had increased instead of lessened the distance between them. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

On nearing the place, however, the women of the village, who were the only people visible, instead of running away, as our braves expected, commenced hullalooing, and brought out their husbands. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Witchcraft, instead of being a mere article of faith, became enrolled in the statute-book; and all good subjects and true Christians were called upon to take arms against it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope It is very easy for a man to laugh under such circumstances — that is to say, if he is perfectly heartless — if he’s got a stone inside his bosom instead of flesh and blood. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The scholars thus caged fell under the stern eye of the Prefect, who came regularly, and even irregularly, to see whether we were talking instead of working at our tasks. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry Fielding Suppose an apothecary, at the door of a chariot containing some great doctor of eminent skill, should, instead of directions to a patient, present him with a potion for himself. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Robert Green Ingersoll But now, instead of depending upon one crop they have several, and if there is not rain enough for one there may be enough for another. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Going to the box to take out instead of putting in, it is like going to my heart with a knife for so many drops of blood. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He smiled in a serious kind of way when she ran over to him first; but, instead of a good-looking girl, it might have been his grandmother for all he seemed to care. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Joseph Furphy This will prospect the gutter of Life (gutter is good) at different points; in other words, it will give us a range of seven months instead of seven days. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Ethel learnt that she had seen better days, and that were justice done her, she ought to be riding in her coach, instead of letting lodgings. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Rudyard Kipling Later on — it may have been weeks, it may have been months or years — it occurred to Nobby to hollow out the log so as he could sit in it comfortably, instead of on it. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Jules Verne Towards twelve o’clock, Pencroft having asked the engineer if they could now remove him, Harding, instead of replying, and by an effort which exhibited the most energetic will, got up. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Ann Radcliffe The appearance and singular distress of the petitioner had interested the monarch, and, instead of putting by the paper, he opened it. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Virginia Woolf In case they should proceed to tease his wife, Mr. Ambrose flourished his stick at them, upon which they decided that he was grotesque merely, and four instead of one cried “Bluebeard!” in chorus. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sinclair Lewis If I’d only studied it, instead of music! But perhaps it may do him good to have you here. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Olaf Stapledon According to a current jest Tibet had bombs instead of raindrops. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

On waking up, he made an apology for himself, which, instead of mending the matter, laid an ominous foundation for coming disasters. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Sinclair Lewis He could reach and influence thousands now — indeed, far-flung thousands, and pretty soon it would be far-flung millionsinstead of dubious hundreds uncomfortable in lecture halls. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Leslie Stephen It is addressed to Frederick instead of Bolingbroke, and contains a warm eulogy of Pope’s philosophy. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Don’t you recall the sudden whirling of our seats? After that the drill was above you instead of below. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Andrew Lang When the man came with the ox and saw the shoe, he was quite vexed at having been so stupid as to leave the fellow to it lying where it was, instead of bringing it on with him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Paine Considering that all the internal government is executed by the people, the taxes of England ought to be the lightest of any nation in Europe; instead of which, they are the contrary. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Henry Kingsley And when he found his mistake, this fellow, instead of staying at his post, as a man should, he got disgusted, and beat a cowardly retreat, leaving his duty unfulfilled. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Bram Stoker I think had there been any alternative I should have taken it, instead of prosecuting that unknown night journey. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Wilkie Collins When she turned round to speak again, instead of coming back, she stopped where she was, looking in at me, with a hand on each side of the entrance. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Kingsley If Charles had had a little of that worthy’s impudence, instead of being the shy, sensitive fellow he was, why, the story would have been over long ago. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

But towards the extremity of the beak they differ much, as they project inwards, instead of straight downwards. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence Her hair, instead of being screwed tightly back, was coiled in a knot low down, partly covering her ears. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Victor Hugo If, instead of having been merely grazed on the shoulder, he had been struck a violent blow on the head with the iron staff, he could not have been more stunned. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I see that, instead of being the selfish stealer of her sister’s happiness, as I had thought, she is an angel from whom all future suffering should be kept. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Yet he made no headway, and his popularity diminished instead of growing. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Jack London This, instead of being a danger, was an added security. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence I came with Jack Bredon yesterday, instead of going to work, and enlisted. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Connexions of an external sort, by which the many became merely continuous instead of being consubstantial, would be an irrational supposition. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

There came a point in the circuit when faces were turned towards home, instead of away from it; and at last, at long last, the lights in the Lark Hill windows shone clear through the spring twilight. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Kingsley England was the destined victim; so, instead of negotiating, in order to avoid fighting, they fought in order to produce negotiation. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

James Joyce He was so enraged that he wrote Bernard Bernard instead of Bernard Bodley and had to begin again on a clean sheet. Dubliners by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy So, instead of my assisting you to recover her, you may as well assist me. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Meredith But after all, the main secret was his art of writing round English, instead of laborious Latinised periods: and the secret of the art was his meaning what he said. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson And instead of a lone sea-beach, we found ourselves once more inhabiting a high mountainside, with the clear green country far below us, and the light smoke of Calistoga blowing in the air. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Morrison That was why I came round myself about that little spoke affair, instead of sending an assistant. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins The sounds of laughter, or snatches of rude songs that now and then came over the waves, instead of interupting, invested with fresh charms the luxurious silence of the moment. Volpurno by Wilkie Collins [1843]

It is not so that people talk, who talk well, and literature is only the thought of the writer flowing from the pen instead of the tongue. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence She showed Alexander her watchexactly ten o’clock, instead of nine. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It seemed he had permission to ride with me instead of ‘Mwanga, who had no love for the job. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope He asked for his own room, but was instead immediately taken to the old squire, whom he found lying on a couch in a small dressing-room, while his sister, who had been reading to him, was by his side. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang So Hans and the princess lived in peace and happiness all their days, and when the old king died they reigned instead of him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson But instead of picking them up, she threw herself on her bed and buried her face in the pillow. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassan Now, however, suddenly, instead of admitting peacefully the slow march of the seasons, she had just discovered and understood the formidable flight of the minutes. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy The man at the table took up the hedge-carpenter’s remark, and added smartly, ‘True; but the oddity of my trade is that, instead of setting a mark upon me, it sets a mark upon my customers. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson He must shake people out of their indifference, and force them to make some election in this world, instead of sliding dully forward in a dream. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

This, instead of angering the farmer, but appeared to amuse him the more, and, as the young lady was apparently not displeased, all was well. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Maria Edgeworth Mrs. Somers, indeed, was highly gratified; and her expressions of satisfaction were so warm, that any body would have thought she was the person receiving, instead of conferring, a great favour. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

He thought how many chances he had missed of delighting in her entire veracity, instead of excusing, protesting, denying. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Arthur Morrison He was a mere groundling, and persisted in regarding the proceedings as simple conversation, instead of as an oration with pauses at the proper places. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

I have also noticed a variety of the common pigeon with the wing-bars symmetrically zoned with three bright shades, instead of being simply black on a slaty-blue ground, as in the parent-species. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

If he went on as he was going, he would soon be a possible combatant in any scrap, instead of an embarrassment. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins When the detective police force encounters intelligence instead of stupidity, in seven cases out of ten the detective police force is beaten. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

This whole winter, instead of being spent in study, as you promised yourself, has been consumed in my sick room. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Sir Walter Scott Be pleased to tear the wing, sir, instead of cutting it off. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Why didn’t ye turn parson instead of taking to the bush?’ says father, with a grin. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Jules Verne He had no fear that if the wind were to rise he would be driven to the south instead of to the north. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

What a fool to hang around here till he saw his man, instead of being at the dock to nab him! That comes of trusting a country bumpkin. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli The announcement of his visit, instead of aggravating the distresses of Lothair, seemed, as all these considerations rapidly occurred to him, almost to impart a ray of hope. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

They watched him, fascinated, until he reached the bottom, when, instead of proceeding straight ahead up the opposite hill, he moved to the left along the bank of the stream. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

I was simply passing by the house; and had I been the woman I once was, that is, a woman who had never dipped into a mystery, I should have continued on my way, instead of turning aside. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

I believe that in the future we shall come to feel that Stalin’s foreign policy, instead of being so diabolically clever as it is claimed to be, has been merely opportunistic and stupid. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

George Gissing Henceforth the scope of his efforts would be lessened; instead of exerting himself for a vague populace, it would really be for Grail alone that he worked. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells The particular offence was that Ann Veronica was a virgin who fell in love and showed it, instead of waiting as all popular heroines had hitherto done, for someone to make love to her. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

But, instead of bringing her peace, this respite from the companionship of Charles and of Mr. Dorriforth brought increased tumult and revolt. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. G. Wells So instead of a student I became an amateur glass worker and carpenter. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence The thought of the gipsy had released the life of her limbs, and crystallised in her heart the hate of the rectory: so that now she felt potent, instead of impotent. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

George Borrow Had I attempted to conduct things in an underhand manner, I should, at the time of which I am speaking, scarcely have sold thirty copies in Madrid, instead of nearly three hundred. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The clear outlines of the Halder hills had gone, and the Channel, instead of a shining crystal, became an opaque pebble. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Sinclair Lewis I know I am, after coming from Deauville. So I got two single rooms instead of a double. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

John Lewis Burckhard The lower and middle classes wear sandals instead of shoes, a custom very agreeable in this hot climate, as it contributes to the coolness of the feet. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Promise me instead that, except to the man you are engaged to, you will never mention this subject to anyone without my permission. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence And heaven knows, Pancrazio’s wine was poor enough, his grapes almost invariably bruised with hail-stones, and half-rotten instead of ripe. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The railways, instead of enabling Londoners to live in the country, have turned the country into a city. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne His supper finished, Michael Strogoff, instead of going up to his bedroom, again strolled out into the town. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Meredith When he’s a Christian instead of a Churchman, then may my example not be followed. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

The bells seemed to be an hour or two apart, instead of half an hour, and an age to elapse before the welcome sound of eight bells. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

And then he shut his door again in my face, instead of stopping to speak to me as any other Christian would. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells I seem to recall a sort of holland pinafore for everyday use very like what small boys still wear in France, except that it was brown instead of black holland. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anne Bronte Mr. Hattersley sometimes offers his services instead of mine, but Arthur will not let me go: that strange whim still increases, as his strength declines — the fancy to have me always by his side. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Meredith Fighting, I said, resembled butting,—a performance proper to creatures that grow horns instead of brains. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Commander Jansen reports that he was on deck at the time and had a good view of her bow, with a big, bright-red dolphin curving out from it instead of a bowsprit. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Nathaniel Hawthorne Each of these old dames looks as much like Horace’s Atra Cura as can well be conceived; but, though there are seven of them, they will make your burden on horseback lighter instead of heavier. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Wilkie Collins I am asked to tell the story of the Diamond and, instead of that, I have been telling the story of my own self. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Robert Green Ingersoll But instead of forty thousand they had three millions. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Andrew Lang And had I known that my being in prison was to prevent the god Devi claiming me instead of your majesty, as a perfect offering, I should have given greater thanks still. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Browny was then clearly seen all round, instead of only front-face, as on the Sunday in the park, when fellows could not spy backward after passing. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle But instead of shrinking Holmes advanced to meet him. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Andrew Lang Now the queen was very angry because the people, who knew how bad she was, seated her son on the throne instead of herself, and she never rested till she had formed a plan to get him out of the way. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth He blamed himself so much, that, instead of accusing, I began to comfort him. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

H.P. Lovecraft But instead of crying out I muttered over and over to myself that this was all a dream from which I must soon awake. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Thomas Hardy I should have married her if I had gone straight on instead of round the corner. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray The good old lady used to wait upon us, as if for all the world she had been my servant, instead of a lady and my mamma. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Andrew Lang And lo! instead of death, Makoma had found life, for he sprang to his feet mightier in strength and stature than before, and rushing in he gripped the giant by the waist and wrestled with him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

As undoubtedly for haste and brevity’s sake, instead of [Greek omitted] and [Greek omitted] men first said [Greek omitted] and [Greek omitted]. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Charles Dudley Warner Item: “The gallant Sam has fairly changed front, and, instead of laying siege to Douglas castle, has charged sword in hand, and carried little Cooper’s’ entrenchments. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Henry Handel Richardson But in spite of all her care it grew worse instead of better; and by the end of the third day, being still unable to stand, she gave the journey to Melbourne up as lost. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope And all this change had occurred simply because he was to be allowed to die out in the open world, instead of enjoying the honour of having been the first to depart in conformity with the new theory. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot If the Floss were but a quiet lake instead of a river, we should be independent of any gentleman, for Maggie can row splendidly. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Did you know the service it does, you’d sing its praises, sir, instead of abusing it. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

George Meredith It is best to flutter a handkerchief, instead of nailing up a curtain. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Perhaps you will go instead of me? See what she says. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

I ought to have thought of it sooner, instead of dawdling a whole month in idleness. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Eliot Florence ought to take care of her own citizens, instead of opening her gates to famine and pestilence in the shape of starving contadini and alien mendicants. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

He began to grow nervous and wish that he were safe in the Callowa Inn instead of scrambling on a desert hill. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

G. K. Chesterton He is an absolute follower of that early sage who wished only to make two blades of grass grow instead of one. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Marie-Anne’s reputation was, of course, ruined by them; but Martial’s visits, instead of ceasing, became longer and more frequent. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

It is still the world of the WIZARD and the GEM, except that there are orange-blossoms instead of machine-guns. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The musicians, all girls, commonly six or eight in number, play on the guitar, a small ivory wand being used, instead of the fingers, to strike the strings. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

William Hope Hodgson It was Tonnison’s idea to camp out instead of getting lodgings in one of the cottages. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Gaskell Bridget was still and stern, instead of active and passionate. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Wilkie Collins I thought at the time he would do instead of Alfred. Fortunately I have since asked the simple old mother about him. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray And now — oh that I had twenty pages, instead of this short chapter, to describe the wonders of the day! — Twenty-four knights came from Ashley’s at two guineas a head. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope Had she been out for a year or two, instead of being such a novice, she would have accomplished all this in half a dozen words. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He, knowing what youth’s desires are, can turn the soul in the direction of good, gently, instead of wrenching it savagely towards the right path only to see it break away quivering and scared. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Willa Cather He asked her to stand in the elbow of the piano, in front of him, instead of behind him as she had been taught to do. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

But instead of cuffing me into next week, he just sent his eyes straight out to mine. The Game Finished by Ellen Wood [1869]

Mr. Jones could see no way out of his predicament — unless he might anger the Russian into shooting instead of torturing him. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

John Hill Burton The law, instead of weighing the matter by this simple rule, has given effect to barbarous usages and prejudices, and to feelings of antipathy and vengeance. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

George Meredith Perhaps then, too, her smile will linger instead of flashing. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Maxim Gorky His hands become nervous when he takes the cards up, exactly as if he were holding live birds instead of inanimate pieces of cardboard. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Fanny Fern The premeditated and unmixed malice of Mrs. Skiddy in leaving the baby, instead of Sammy or Johnny, was beyond question. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

A barefoot boy, dressed in much the same parody of a Boy Scout’s uniform, but with corduroy shorts instead of a kilt, stood before him at rigid attention. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Wilkie Collins When she showed herself for the second time, instead of venturing into the cabin, she called across it in a whisper, “Launce!” Launce appeared at his door. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Wilkie Collins This apparently intricate difficulty was easily overcome, by writing two letters (before I went away) instead of one. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry David Thoreau As I walked in the woods to see the birds and squirrels, so I walked in the village to see the men and boys; instead of the wind among the pines I heard the carts rattle. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Gissing My senses are finer-edged than they were, instead of being dulled and coarsened. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne By his long absence, moreover, his affairs had become so disordered that for the rest of his life, instead of wallowing in silver, he had seldom a sixpence-worth of copper. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The fatigue of travel, instead of exhausting Marie-Anne, seemed to revive her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sigmund Freud Another writer, Maury, makes us wonder whether he, too, does not ascribe to the dream-state the power of dividing the psychic activity into its components, instead of aimlessly destroying it. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sir Walter Scott This wood, found in the morasses, is so full of turpentine, that, when split and dried, it is frequently used in the Highlands instead of candles. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Arthur Conan Doyle Hence, we may argue that every amoeba outside this room, instead of being dead, as you have erroneously stated, has really survived the catastrophe. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Mary Webb He was rather dubious about asking Vessons to do it, so instead he repeated, ‘You’ll have some tea and toast?’ Vessons went into the kitchen and shut the door. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Thomas Paine Most nations have let slip the opportunity, and by that means have been compelled to receive laws from their conquerors, instead of making laws for themselves. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

H.P. Lovecraft The tense extremes of horror are lessening, and I feel queerly drawn toward the unknown sea-deeps instead of fearing them. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Henry James It seems almost monstrous, especially as I can give no reason for it—but this announcement, instead of shocking me, caused me to feel a strange exhilaration. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

James Payn And Letty—for whom her eldest brother thinks nobody too high—she, too, is no Lisgard. If I had waited seven years instead of three, this would not have been so. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Henry Fielding Suppose a minister should, instead of a good round sum, treat my lord — — or sir — — or esq. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells Why can’t we have pure art — with the anatomy all wrong and pure and nice — and pure fiction pure poetry, instead of all this stuff with allusions — allusions? . Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

For, the unfortunate combatant, instead of being a Greaser, was a high-blooded youth from the cow ranches, of about the Kid’s own age and possessed of friends and champions. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

These poets also celebrate defeats instead of victories, since it is considered glorious for one nation to sacrifice itself to another; but to this there are important limitations, as we shall see. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson No use — off they went, slipping round and off the pulleys instead of driving the machinery. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

But the consequences of making Reason our tyrant instead of our king are almost equally disastrous. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Henry James She spoke to herself of it as if she liked the man for it instead of her liking it for the man. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Virginia Woolf Would he consent to leave his daughter with them when they landed, instead of taking her on up the Amazons? “We would take great care of her,” she added, “and we should really like it. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

You might read aloud some extracts from The Magnet, instead of the Times. It is a book which none of us can afford to disregard. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

So again the young of the two sexes, instead of being quite alike, may differ in a slight degree from each other, as in our sixth class. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I accordingly assembled my troop, and proposed to them this retrograde movement, instead of the continuation of our journey to Auxerre. With one voice they refused to comply. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Sometimes, instead of shouting revolutionary slogans he simply told the Fascists how much better we were fed than they were. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

E. F. Benson But it was odd and distasteful to wait to be asked to dinner by anybody in Riseholme instead of everyone wanting to be asked by her. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Charles Dickens That day, too, Bradshaw, like an angry Sultan, wore a red robe, instead of the black robe he had worn before. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

He watched Heemskirk land and, instead of going to the house, stride away by another path into the grounds. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Richard Burton They despise distance like the Chinese, — pictorially audacious; the Harrah, or ridge in the foreground appears to be 200 yards, instead of three or four miles, distant from the town. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Sigmund Freud That the action of coition in the vagina is described as a going down instead of in the usual way as a going up agrees with what I have found in other instances. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edith Wharton Kate wished her daughter and she had been facing each other, so that she could have seen the whole stretch of the smile, instead of only the tip dimpling away into a half-turned cheek. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Elizabeth Gaskell But of this her daughter knew nothing, imagining that it was refreshing slumber, instead of an ebbing of life. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Were he the devil himself, instead of being merely very like him, I’d not condescend to get out of his way, or to forge a smile or a cheerful word wherewith to avert his sarcasm. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

He ought to have been clapping his hands and stamping his feet on the bank, instead of which he was hard at work, a thrall to strange witchcraft, full of improving knowledge. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Kate Chopin Years instead of months seemed to have passed over her since the night she bade farewell to her visions. Short stories by Kate Chopin

George Elio When Mrs. Pettifer came back to her, turning the key and opening the door very gently, Janet, instead of being asleep, as her good friend had hoped, was intensely occupied with her new thought. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

The cockroaches, spiders, and other insects, instead of running right away, would ascend the fallen branches and remain there, whilst the host of ants were occupying all the ground below. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Rafael Sabatini And I thank you more profoundly than I can say for allowing me to come before you and state my case as one man of honour to another, instead of as a felon to a magistrate. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells We punctured in the Ridinghanger drive, Restall did his own repairs, and so it was we stayed for nearly four hours and instead of a mere caller I became a familiar friend of the family. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

I think I inherit his tastes, instead of my father’s. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But of course I saw them and their performance from the inside — like one on the stage of a theatre, you know, instead of in the audience, and — well, I understand things better than I used to. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

If Mozart, instead of playing the pianoforte at three years old with wonderfully little practice, had played a tune with no practice at all, he might truly be said to have done so instinctively. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Sinclair Lewis I shall now work according to other people’s notions of what my usefulness may be, instead of my own. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

There are similar shelters in Paris, but the charge there is only twenty-five centimes (a halfpenny) instead of twopence. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

If this is atheism, call three, instead of two of the trio, atheists, and it will probably come nearer the truth. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

E. F. Benson As he turned over on to his side his hand came in contact with his coat, instead of a sheet, and he became aware that he had all his clothes on. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Charles Kingsley Strangely enough, Major Campbell, instead of trying to comfort her, took Scoutbush out with him, and left her alone with her tears. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Henry James It was a sign, that is, of her deep serenity, which worried instead of soothing him. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Virginia Woolf But with the light at the side instead of in front she saw her face from a different angle. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Meredith Hearing from Janet of her husband’s arrival, she rushed home, and there, instead of having to beg forgiveness, was summoned to grant pardon. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

In Spain, instead of the cord, an iron collar is substituted, which, by means of a screw is compressed round the throat of the sufferer. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Ivan Turgenev I meant to write my diary, and, instead of that, what have I done? I have related one incident of my life. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins It began, without any form of address, in these lines: “I write, instead of speaking to you, because my self-control has already been severely tried, and I am not strong enough to bear more. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Thomas Hardy The young lady — for youth had revealed its presence in her buoyant bound up the bank — walked along the top instead of descending inside, and came to the corner where the fire was burning. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Their riders were excellent players, but they were a team of crack players instead of a crack team; and that made all the difference in the world. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

When we did get to the Hollow, instead of being able to take it easy, as we expected, we found things had gone wrong as far as the devil could send ’em that way if he tried his best. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith A man may be a curmudgeon with money: the rule is for him to cuddle himself and take a side, instead of dashing at his countrymen all round and getting hated. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

D. H. Lawrence He wore a low-crowned black hat, instead of the ponderous headgear of the usual Mexican, and his clothes were thinnish and graceful. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

John Lewis Burckhard In summer, instead of the cloth benish, they wear one of very slight silk stuff, of Indian manufacture, called Mokhtar khána. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

We hear of them, and we see foreign labels on much luggage, but we find travellers instead of cosmopolites. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Henry James But she wished that, instead of reproaches, however tender, he would give her help; he was certainly wise enough, and clever enough, to invent some issue from their troubles. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

However, I scold you instead of him, and in his place; the storm will blow over more easily, believe me. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H. G. Wells Call me a neo-Confucian; with the cone opening forward away from me, instead of focussing on me. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

E. F. Benson So, instead of wasting it alone, she went to talk to Maud. The latter was betwixt and between, with a hovering maid, and a river of hair making Pactolus down her back. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]