Instead

Definition of Instead

In`stead´
adv.1.
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.
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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