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The Merchant of Venice
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in lieu -- (French)
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • And pardon me, my gentle Gratiano, For that same scrubbed boy, the doctor’s clerk, In lieu of this, last night did lie with me.
  • Most worthy gentleman, I and my friend Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereof Three thousand ducats, due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal.

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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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