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If you don't have olive oil, you can use sunflower oil instead.
The committee has rejected our proposal. Instead, they have brought forward an alternative plan.
Tickets will cost only £5, instead of the usual £6.50.
Alison will be playing instead of me on Saturday.
Can't we deal with this now instead of waiting until tomorrow?
This is the British English definition of instead. View American English definition of instead.
an old word for a young woman who is not married