Sentence Examples


  • I was positive all she did was substitute a different one for each letter in the alphabet.
  • These nuts, as far as they went, were a good substitute for bread.
  • The leaves of a closely allied plant, Empleurum serratulum, are employed as a substitute or adulterant for buchu.
  • In the 13th century it became necessary for the legists to codify, as it were, the unwritten law, because the upheavals of the times necessitated the fixing of some rules in writing, and especially because it was necessary to oppose a definite custom of the kingdom to Frederick II., who sought, as king of Jerusalem, to take advantage of the want of a written law, to substitute his own conceptions of law in the teeth of the high court.
  • When a people migrate they may take with them their god, and if they conceive him to be a spiritual being who cannot be represented by an image, they may desire a symbolical expression of or, rather, a substitute for his presence.