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Over 50 Simple Sentences With the Word ‘Instead’


Instead — US. [ɪnˈsted], UK. [ɪnˈsted]

Main meanings:

  1. As a substitute or replacement.
  2. In place of something or someone else.


10 simple sentences:

  • Use this pen instead.
  • Let’s walk instead of drive.
  • Mackenzie chose tea instead.
  • I’ll stay home instead.
  • Try water instead of soda.
  • Luke read instead of watching TV.
  • Eat fruit instead of candy.
  • She smiled instead of crying.
  • My friend slept instead of studying.
  • I’ll rest instead of work.


The sentences from movies:

Instead, they’ve been met with closed gates. – The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

It’s going this way instead.Jules (2023)

Why don’t you talk to me instead?The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Instead you’re doing this. – Sound of Freedom (2023)

How about some tofu birthday cake instead, huh? – Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Instead of guarding the statue, you’re squealing. – Jailer (2023)

Instead, only try to realize the truth. – The Matrix (1999)

I got 20 instead.The Intouchables (2011)

How about you walk out instead?Exam (2009)

So we use Super Super Glue instead.Matilda (1996)

Give us a song instead.Dune (2021)

Going to McDonald’s instead of finishing here. – Fargo (1996)

Sometimes I say okay instead of fine. – Legally Blonde (2001)

Instead of going home Eyebrows. – Despicable Me 3 (2017)

I wished I’d gone down instead of Spud. – Trainspotting (1996)

Try this instead.My Left Foot (1989)

Instead, we are both abandoned here. – Black Panther (2018)

We’ll grow coffee instead.Out of Africa (1985)

Next Friday instead.My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Take my bredda instead.Bob Marley One Love (2024)

Can’t I get a job instead?Léon The Professional (1994)

He’s hacked you up instead.The Lion in Winter (1968)

I need a collaboration instead of a diss. – You People (2023)

Instead, you put me down a laundry chute. – Wonka (2023)

Instead, you’ll face something even more challenging. – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

But instead I got something better. – Extinct (2021)

A little sister instead of that? – The Goonies (1985)

Instead, they made The Police Gazette. – Gangs of New York (2002)

Instead of growing up. – Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Instead of a heart, a bottom line. – You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Little cubicles instead of a golf course? – Golfballs (1999)

Let’s do that instead.M3GAN (2022)

We’re going to steal the boats instead.The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024)

I didn’t say that instead of with you. – Migration (2023)

Instead, he kept you this fragile little human. – Twilight (2008)

But instead of cheering, everyone was booing me. – Orion and the Dark (2024)

And instead, they pulled out my father. – Gremlins (1984)

And twice a day instead of once. – The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Instead of accepting you, I criticized you. – The Machine (2023)

Instead we’ve five tons of chick peas. – 28 Weeks Later (2007)

I fined them instead, Alice. – Unforgiven (1992)

I want a heart attack instead.Scarface (1983)

Money instead of sheets. – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Instead, you called us here to humiliate us? – Murder Mystery (2019)

Do the apology, instead.Bottoms (2023)

Here’s what they ran instead.Broadcast News (1987)

How about we throw you off instead, huh? – Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

But instead, he just attacked a few cops. – American History X (1998)

Instead you Good morning, Princess! – Life Is Beautiful (1997)

What do you suggest I do instead?Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

No, you just do something like this instead.Boston Strangler (2023)

Maybe Mom will be famous instead.The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Instead of that cat book. – Annie Hall (1977)