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Example sentences from the Web for stead
Each of the 24 directors can designate another member agency to vote in its stead at the Water Authority board meetings if they can’t make it.Controversial Pipeline Project Is Fueling Drama Within the Water Authority|MacKenzie Elmer|April 13, 2021|Voice of San Diego
A professional conservator has acted in his stead in the meantime.Britney Spears and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the ’90s|Ashley Fetters|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
One supposes that under such circumstances our nations would disintegrate entirely, but it’s hard to predict what would rise in their stead.Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable - Issue 95: Escape|Mark W. Moffett|January 14, 2021|Nautilus
Although Texas has been mediocre for much of the 2010s, the Sooners have emphatically, undeniably carried the conference torch in their stead.The Big 12 Can’t Rely On Texas And Oklahoma This Year|Josh Planos|October 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
When Adele won Best Solo Pop Performance, Sediuk stormed the stage, attempting to accept the award in Adele's stead.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt)|Amy Zimmerman|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than saying a prayer, he asked those with ears to hear to say a prayer in his stead.
In his stead today is Mohamed Morsi, a member of a party whose slogan is “Islam is the solution.”Plague or Plenty? New Report Envisions the World in 2030|Eli Lake|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But would that modus operandi of old hold him in good stead with the “three-ring policy circus” he faces?President Obama’s Hill Challenge in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff|James Warren|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the world of endless second chances, he will have to revive that plan or offer another one in its stead.
Certainly in that year I learned much and acquired from my chief business habits which have stood me in good stead since.
Nor would it be just for you to forgive him because another son of yours was willing to be punished in his stead.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Organisation was his first work, and his former experience of irregular warfare in Poland stood him in good stead.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He did come,—a big, gran' man, wid a look which made me glad Miss Dory was in heaven 'stead of livin' wid him.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Thus, though King James be at last excluded, his Subjects reign in his stead.An Account of the Growth of Deism in England|William Stephens
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Idioms and Phrases with stead
see in someone's shoes (stead); stand in good stead. Also see under instead.