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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.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • 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
  • Judges often assigned him to work crews in lieu of a fine.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • 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
  • She considered digging out a path to Cal's storage shed solid exercise in lieu of a formal workout.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • In effect he is already in his shroud or the garments that shall serve him in lieu of one.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • But as things stand, you will permit me to make another suggestion in lieu of that.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • 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
  • In lieu of an answer, she just pointed.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Isham did not say so, but the Spanish government had offered to pay the two officers $20,000 in lieu of a salvage claim.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • So, in lieu of money, he gave her his medals as pledges.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • In lieu of money the gamblers wagered with cedar-berries, each of which berries represented a pipeful of tobacco.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Remember hoping that measures we had taken in lieu of quarantine were effective—or half of L-City would be down with colds or worse.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • , on tables to which were nailed waxed cloths in lieu of table-cloths.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Here is the manometer, the most useful of all, and which I gladly accept in lieu of the rest.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • 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
  • In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Camp Half-Blood, assuming Gaea hasn't already destroyed it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • In lieu of cake and gifts, we would pool our food and present an extra slice of bread or cup of coffee to the birthday honoree.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • This was in lieu of certain suggestions she had made concerning little things she wanted to buy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • "That woman," she said in lieu of a hello, "is a miracle worker."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride

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