Definitions

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  • prep. instead; in place of

Etymologies

From French au lieu de, from Latin locus (place). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you are currently a slave to your fifteen-dollar-a-week mochalattechococcino habit, you may enjoy clearer, smoother skin in as little as two weeks simply by upgrading to truly hydrating brews in lieu of dehydrators like coffee.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Posner writes that he is not persuaded by Glaesers proposal for quasiworker cooperatives in lieu of the conventional business corporation.

    Creative Capitalism

  • I am also not persuaded by Glaesers proposal for quasiworker cooperatives in lieu of the conventional business corporation.

    Creative Capitalism

  • The market share of these corporate oligopolies was so great that they could compensate for declining sales and low productivity by raising prices and turning out shoddier products in lieu of lowering prices and improving quality.

    Why Nothing Works

  • Heather Rogers, author of a book about garbage called Gone Tomorrow, writes that “industry accepted recycling in lieu of more radical changes like bans on certain materials and individual processes, production controls, minimum standards for product durability, and higher standards for resource extraction.”

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • She hoisted her overnight bag onto the bed with a thud, unzipped it, and rummaged through it, naming each item in lieu of conversing: “Nightgown, robe, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, face junk …”

    Isabel’s Bed

  • Sarna seemed to view it as a challenge, maintaining his speed and playing with the gears in lieu of braking.

    Over the Edge

  • Don Zimmer also made a change: in lieu of the light-hitting Frank Duffy, he sent right fielder, and right-handed-hitter, Dwight Evans to the plate.

    The Greatest Game

  • The Falkland Islands once supported an endemic species of fox, but the Falkland fox was “incurably unsuspicious of man,” according to one authority, and in lieu of being cured it was extinguished.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • • Provide cast-in-place concrete structure in lieu of steel structure for home and visitor side grandstands and increase capacity to 8,000 seats: $2.1 million

    The Daily News - News

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