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 Meanings and Examples of SUBSTITUTE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
substitute
 v.  exchange; use something or someone instead of another thing or person
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
2  You were so good as to promise that you would always substitute the phrase, annual compliment.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
3  She was fain to take up the note again, and to substitute the much smaller sum he had named.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
4  She had another fortnight's parish nursing to do, by rights, but they might get a substitute, you know.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  No, he'd hardly swallow me as a substitute breeder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  First as a comfort to Fanny, then as an auxiliary, and last as her substitute, she was established at Mansfield, with every appearance of equal permanency.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
7  But Weena was a pleasant substitute.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
8  For all they knew the ladies of France might be shaving their heads and wearing coonskin caps, so Rhett's memory for furbelows was an excellent substitute for Godey's Lady's Book.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
9  Doughnuts were in some houses well thought of as a substitute for the hot buttered rolls.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  This is my substitute for pistol and ball.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
11  There is more sand there than you would use in twenty years as a substitute for blotting paper.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. Nantucket.
12  And little Eliza seconds the effort, by toddling up to her father, and trying to pull the book out of his hand, and install herself on his knee as a substitute.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
13  However, as the reader has been able to conjecture, Mademoiselle Gillenormand had failed in her attempt to substitute her favorite, the officer of lancers, for Marius.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
14  The substitute, Theodule, had not been a success.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
15  From the moment when Marius took his place, and was the substitute, Cosette would not have regretted God himself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
Example Sentence:
1  The manager was unable to attend but sent his deputy as a substitute.
2  The coach has to find a substitute for Tim.
3  Tinted photographs were an early substitute for colour.
4  There is no substitute for hard work.
5  Germany brought on a substitute at half time.
6  You can substitute oil for butter in this recipe.
7  The course teaches you the theory but there's no substitute for practical experience.
8  Low and middle income countries are suffering from the condition, as they substitute fiber intake for a much higher consumption of saturated fats and sugar.
9  Honey can substitute for sugar in this recipe.
10  If no substitute is found, you have no choice except to leave.
11  We had to eat some potatoes substituted as a meal.
12  The correct sentence would have been nine months' detention in a young offender institution, and that sentence would be substituted.
13  She was dancing while someone substituted at the piano.
14  They were substituting violence for dialogue.
15  Two of the commonest and most widely used reactions in synthetic organic chemistry are substitution and elimination.