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in lieu -- (French)
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David Copperfield
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  • It was broad day — eight or nine o’clock; the storm raging, in lieu of the batteries; and someone knocking and calling at my door.

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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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