I will try to make friends instead of enemies.
I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.
Instead of dining out, we ordered a couple of pizzas.
Instead of braids, she brushed her hair into a ponytail.
Instead of improving, Destiny got steadily worse.
We would if he'd let me bracket enough times instead of quitting just because he gets tired.
Instead of shifting with each step, the ground felt solid.
You might have said something in my defense last night, instead of sitting there like a lump on a log.
Instead, Felipa met them at the corral.
Instead, she allowed him to gently turn her body so that he could gaze into her eyes.
Why Pete hired you instead of a man, I'll never understand.
Then they spend all their time at parties instead of studying.
Instead his retreating back filled her with shame.
Instead of using our usual tip line, we conveyed the information directly to Detroit where the abduction took place.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
Instead, she had heard nothing from him.
Instead he was withdrawn and somber, even picking at his food.
Rostov submissively unbent the corner of his card and, instead of the six thousand he had intended, carefully wrote twenty-one.
Instead of the new life he had hoped to lead he still lived the old life, only in new surroundings.
Instead, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
He kept my mind alert and eager, and trained it to reason clearly, and to seek conclusions calmly and logically, instead of jumping wildly into space and arriving nowhere.
Drain the blood from men's veins and put in water instead, then there will be no more war!
But instead of packing, she cleaned the house and went for a ride.
I'd like to think we were doing something worthwhile instead of wasting our time on pointless errands.
"I wish the school year was just starting instead of ending this week," she said as she shoveled down oatmeal, topped with honey.
Instead, forget which is "right" for the moment and simply consider the flow of history, for better or worse.
In the future, massive new amounts of information will begin to resolve the debate, instead of just adding noise to it as too often occurs today.
Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
Instead of no path to the front-yard gate in the Great Snow--no gate--no front-yard--and no path to the civilized world.
The only thing that made Princess Mary anxious about him was that he slept very little and, instead of sleeping in his study as usual, changed his sleeping place every day.
Pierre dressed hurriedly and, instead of going to see them, went to the back porch and out through the gate.
One day he would order his camp bed to be set up in the glass gallery, another day he remained on the couch or on the lounge chair in the drawing room and dozed there without undressing, while--instead of Mademoiselle Bourienne--a serf boy read to him.
Why didn't he let me be there instead of Tikhon?
The plan was based on the fact that the French line of operation was too extended, and it proposed that instead of, or concurrently with, action on the front to bar the advance of the French, we should attack their line of communication.
They slander him as a traitor, and the only result will be that afterwards, ashamed of their false accusations, they will make him out a hero or a genius instead of a traitor, and that will be still more unjust.
But contrary to what had always happened in their former battles, instead of the news they expected of the enemy's flight, these orderly masses returned thence as disorganized and terrified mobs.
Though there was no advantage in sending Friant's division instead of Claparede's, and even an obvious inconvenience and delay in stopping Claparede and sending Friant now, the order was carried out exactly.
This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when it deals with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion.
From the alighting board, instead of the former spirituous fragrant smell of honey and venom, and the warm whiffs of crowded life, comes an odor of emptiness and decay mingling with the smell of honey.
The ship moves independently with its own enormous motion, the boat hook no longer reaches the moving vessel, and suddenly the administrator, instead of appearing a ruler and a source of power, becomes an insignificant, useless, feeble man.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
Pierre knew this, but instead of acting he only thought about his undertaking, going over its minutest details in his mind.