I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.
Instead, Felipa met them at the corral.
What if Señor Medena had three boys instead of three girls?
Instead of improving, Destiny got steadily worse.
Instead she accepted the entire package at face value.
Instead, they had talked about the house and how she would assume responsibilities.
Instead, she collected a few small photos and arranged them all in one frame.
Instead of braids, she brushed her hair into a ponytail.
She leaned back on the couch instead, trying to reassure him with a weak smile.
You might have said something in my defense last night, instead of sitting there like a lump on a log.
Instead, she had heard nothing from him.
Then they spend all their time at parties instead of studying.
Why Pete hired you instead of a man, I'll never understand.
Instead, she allowed him to gently turn her body so that he could gaze into her eyes.
Instead of shifting with each step, the ground felt solid.
Instead his retreating back filled her with shame.
Why couldn't he have confronted Claudette, instead of acting like a beast?
Instead, her fingers slid across the smooth muscles and up to his neck, drawing his mouth down harder on hers.
Instead he was withdrawn and somber, even picking at his food.
But instead of packing, she cleaned the house and went for a ride.
Instead of dining out, we ordered a couple of pizzas.
Instead of using our usual tip line, we conveyed the information directly to Detroit where the abduction took place.
We would if he'd let me bracket enough times instead of quitting just because he gets tired.
I'd like to think we were doing something worthwhile instead of wasting our time on pointless errands.
Instead, he drew a leathern case from his pocket and took from it several sharp knives, which he joined together, one after another, until they made a long sword.
"He draws the buggy you see fastened to him, and we ride in the buggy instead of walking," she explained.
"I suppose, if the cat had been gone, instead of the piglet, your mind's eye would see the piglet eating the cat," suggested the Scarecrow.
Instead of keeping still, so I could eat him comfortably, he trembled so with fear that he fell off the table into a big vase that was standing on the floor.
Instead of a trunk for his clothing, he carried a pair of saddlebags.
I will try to make friends instead of enemies.
And in the middle was a rough table with benches around it instead of chairs.
He had just noticed that the king was wearing poor Charlot's Sunday suit instead of his own.
Instead, forget which is "right" for the moment and simply consider the flow of history, for better or worse.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
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, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
I had been on a man-of-war before, in Boston, and it interested me to see, on this Viking ship, how the seaman was once all in all--how he sailed and took storm and calm alike with undaunted heart, and gave chase to whosoever reechoed his cry, "We are of the sea!" and fought with brains and sinews, self-reliant, self-sufficient, instead of being thrust into the background by unintelligent machinery, as Jack is to-day.
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.
His parents are too poor to pay to have the little fellow sent to school; so, instead of giving me a dog, the gentlemen are going to help make Tommy's life as bright and joyous as mine.
Yet not the less, in my case, did I think it worth my while to weave them, and instead of studying how to make it worth men's while to buy my baskets, I studied rather how to avoid the necessity of selling them.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
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.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
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.
Drain the blood from men's veins and put in water instead, then there will be no more war!