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in lieu -- (French)
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  • But, poor old man, thou prun’st a rotten tree, That cannot so much as a blossom yield In lieu of all thy pains and husbandry: But come thy ways, we’ll go along together; And ere we have thy youthful wages spent We’ll light upon some settled low content.

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  • Immediately after collection, Maycomb Methodists sang what they called the Doxology in lieu of the minister praying over the collection plate to spare him the rigors involved in inventing yet another prayer, since by that time he had uttered three healthy invocations.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • In lieu of Colin’s laugh came a period of unbreachable silence.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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