(?), adv. [Pref. in- + stead place.]
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1. In the place or room; -- usually followed by of.
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Let thistles grow of wheat.
Job xxxi. 40.
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Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab.
2 Sam. xvii. 25.
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2. Equivalent; equal to; -- usually with of. [R.]
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This very consideration to a wise man is instead of a thousand arguments, to satisfy him, that in those times no such thing was believed.
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