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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
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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
  • In lieu of an answer, she just pointed.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I went into the bathroom and stared at myself in the metal plate that was bolted over the sinks in lieu of a mirror.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • On their third anniversary, Gabby prepared a mozzarella-stuffed, Italian-flavored meat loaf; in lieu of a gift, she asked him to eat it with her; by their fourth anniversary, they were sometimes cooking together.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Arrested three months ago for stealing OxyContin from a pharmacy in Old Town with a guy named Dwayne Bordick, twenty-three, Ayer is being held in lieu of bond, the article says, at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I make a mental note for the next time she gets pissy that, in lieu of mood stabilizers, ice cream will do the trick.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Above, in lieu of the hourglass beloved by the Dutch vanitas painters, a stark and slightly sinister clock with Roman numerals.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Augustus Waters-style, I read him the letter in lieu of saying hello.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • A funeral was held in lieu of graduation.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • In my defense, I will say that if I had thought Saboor would accept money from me, I gladly would have given it to him in lieu of this proposal.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Simon was doing what he usually did in lieu of dancing, which was to bounce up and down on the balls of his feet, looking uncomfortable.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • What has been proposed is that in lieu of eliminating the entire Capitol population, we have a final, symbolic Hunger Games, using the children directly related to those who held the most power.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • We took it in lieu of some fees.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • As one of the soldiers, who carried a basket in lieu of a gun, went down on his knee to open it, my convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • 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.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Upon it, in lieu of the dogged, black-visaged ruffian they had expected to behold, there lay a mere child: worn with pain and exhaustion, and sunk into a deep sleep.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The Confederate government took cotton for taxes in lieu of money, but three bales wouldn’t even cover the taxes.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • After lunch, they’d return to their classrooms, where in theory they’d happily color or draw or read quietly in lieu of playing kick ball or basketball or tag outside.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • He saw a ration stand at one side of the field, and he went to it and begged some rice and biscuits, and he took them back, in lieu of doctors, to the people in the park.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He possessed no power of thought, no depth of feeling, no troublesome sensibilities: nothing, in short, but a few commonplace instincts, which, aided by the cheerful temper which grew inevitably out of his physical well-being, did duty very respectably, and to general acceptance, in lieu of a heart.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips; the valet walked by the horses; the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dun distance.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Some plants were immediately set in the nursery garden, and my wife was pleased to have this excellent spice wherewith to flavour her boiled rice and other dishes, in lieu of pepper—a very welcome variety to everyone.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He lay down here, drew straw over himself in lieu of blankets, and was soon absorbed in thinking.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • She had many acquaintance in the place, for her father was universally civil, but not one among them who could be accepted in lieu of Miss Taylor for even half a day.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Its management had left the city, and only the cashiers were left, hastily paying the radio station’s employees and performing artists three months’ salary in lieu of notice.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • But when she read and re-read with the closest attention, the particulars immediately following of Wickham’s resigning all pretensions to the living, of his receiving in lieu so considerable a sum as three thousand pounds, again was she forced to hesitate.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • It was the painted figure of Time as he is commonly represented, save that, in lieu of a scythe, he held what, at a casual glance, I supposed to be the pictured image of a huge pendulum such as we see on antique clocks.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In effect he is already in his shroud or the garments that shall serve him in lieu of one.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • She fixed coffee and sandwiches for the Saturday night supper that the boss gave the girls in lieu of overtime money.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • This, being notified to the House, was accepted in lieu of their share of a general tax, and a new bill was form’d, with an exempting clause, which passed accordingly.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • "I paid to Isaac," said the Saxon, "eighty zecchins, and he restored me a hundred in lieu thereof."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Judges often assigned him to work crews in lieu of a fine.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • This was in lieu of certain suggestions she had made concerning little things she wanted to buy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • All that is mine I leave at thy dispose, My goods, my lands, my reputation; Only, in lieu thereof, dispatch me hence.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Mrs. Grant offered herself as companion for the day to Lady Bertram in lieu of her son, and Dr. Grant was to join them at dinner.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • His whiskers cut off, Noirtier gave another turn to his hair; took, instead of his black cravat, a colored neckerchief which lay at the top of an open portmanteau; put on, in lieu of his blue and high-buttoned frock-coat, a coat of Villefort’s of dark brown, and cut away in front; tried on before the glass a narrow-brimmed hat of his son’s, which appeared to fit him perfectly, and, leaving his cane in the corner where he had deposited it, he took up a small bamboo switch, cut the air…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We drew a line in the dirt with a stick in lieu of a net.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Some, like Mick, wear it puffed up, peacocks strutting ostentation in lieu of real substance.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • He put his hand in a pocket anyhow not with the idea of finding any food there but thinking he might lend him anything up to a bob or so in lieu so that he might endeavour at all events and get sufficient to eat but the result was in the negative for, to his chagrin, he found his cash missing.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Some of them have had to sacrifice themselves, others escaped through the skin of their teeth, or offered other lives in lieu… So I believe that even the Sherpas are to blame for the tragedy of 1996 on ’Sagarmatha.1 I have no regrets of not going back, for I know the people of the area are doomed, and so are those rich, arrogant outsiders who feel they can conquer the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Watching her, Mrs. Glass, who happened to be a great judge of young girls’ figures and young girls’ walks, once again, in lieu of a smile, tightened her lips a bit.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • , on tables to which were nailed waxed cloths in lieu of table-cloths.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In their fear, silence fell upon them, and a postillion, in the guise of a demon, passed in front of them, blowing, in lieu of a bugle, a huge hollow horn that gave out a horrible hoarse note.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Thinking better of it, however, he gave her chin another tap, in lieu of that warmer familiarity, and stole away to bed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • This King of Naples, being an enemy To me inveterate, hearkens my brother’s suit; Which was, that he, in lieu o’ the premises Of homage and I know not how much tribute, Should presently extirpate me and mine Out of the dukedom, and confer fair Milan, With all the honours on my brother: whereon, A treacherous army levied, one midnight Fated to the purpose, did Antonio open The gates of Milan; and, i’ th’ dead of darkness, The ministers for th’ purpose hurried thence Me and thy crying…
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • From Miss Pinkerton’s the indefatigable Mrs. Bute followed the track of Sharp and his daughter back to the lodgings in Greek Street, which the defunct painter had occupied; and where portraits of the landlady in white satin, and of the husband in brass buttons, done by Sharp in lieu of a quarter’s rent, still decorated the parlour walls.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "There are some factual issues here that need to be fleshed out," he began, "but the first of these is, Mr. Greenleaf, whether the state will agree to hang Mr. Bourne in lieu of giving him a lethal injection."
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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