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rather

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instead of

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in place of, or as an alternative to

on the contrary

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I did bite James once pretty sharp, but John said, `Try her with kindness,' and instead of punishing me as I expected, James came to me with his arm bound up, and brought me a bran mash and stroked me; and I have never snapped at him since, and I won't either.
But when he went to look at the body of the bird he found instead of the dove a round white egg lying on the ground.
instead of the ugly monster the most beautiful girl he had ever seen stood before the astonished eyes of the Prince.
He did not wait for them to join him, however, instead he wheeled his thoat and came tearing madly in our direction.
Then the house had been boldly planned with a ball-room, so that, instead of squeezing through a narrow passage to get to it (as at the Chiverses') one marched solemnly down a vista of enfiladed drawing- rooms (the sea-green, the crimson and the bouton d'or), seeing from afar the many-candled lustres reflected in the polished parquetry, and beyond that the depths of a conservatory where camellias and tree-ferns arched their costly foliage over seats of black and gold bamboo.
Instead, Jerry was all placation and appeal, all softness of pleading in a body denied speech that nevertheless was articulate, from wagging tail and wriggling sides to flat-laid ears and eyes that almost spoke, to any human sensitive of understanding.
Instead, Skipper's wildly-thrashing arms brushed him away and flung him violently against the side of the bunk.
Instead of succumbing I sprang again to my feet, looked at her bed, and took a helpless middle way.
I knew, nonetheless, exactly what dreadful face she had to show; and I wondered whether, if instead of being above I had been below, I should have had, for going up, the same nerve I had lately shown Quint.
They took up several obviously wrong people, and they ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas, instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.
In other words, instead of always moving in the direction of one of your extremities, do you never feel a desire to move in the direction, so to speak, of your side?
These coins being scarce, the people were often forced to barter their commodities instead of selling them.
And when they had killed the occupants of the car they found that Simon de Montfort was not among them, but instead he had fastened there three important citizens of London, old men and influential, who had opposed him, and aided and abetted the King.
It might easily have been the end of Ozma of Oz, had she been a real grasshopper instead of an emerald one.
Ay, but look you, I was expecting money, and, instead of money, I see you.