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Instead of the usual straggling privet hedges and patches of bare dirt in most small-town squares, the building was hemmed in by a semitropical growth of camellias and azaleas and a smooth lawn the improbably bright-green shade of florist's grass.
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Instead of adopting the usual blue moonlight or blue street lamp look, he used an orange sodium-light effect.
Instead of writing a piece for production by a theatre proprietor, as was usual in Victorian theatres, Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte produced the show with their own financial support.
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Instead of the usual note bending with a tremolo arm, he achieves a kind of chord bending that Rolling Stone described as, " a strange warping effect that makes the music wander in and out of focus ".
Bart Blasengame gave the film 4 out of 5 stars, stating: " Instead of taking the usual tour documentary approach and dwelling on individual concerts or behind-the-scenes banter between the band, Gee's film focuses on the absurdity of being an important rock band in the current musical landscape-the shallow marketing of the band, the endless stream of redundant interviews, the blinding photo shoots and awkward television appearances.
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Instead of the cheerful little village I once anticipated finding — a few half-ruined stone cottages ; some straggling huts built of turf ; two or three stove boats ; some broken ground where gardens had been, and where a few cabbages or potatoes still grew ; some sheep and goats ; a few long-legged pigs ; some horses and cows ; with here and there a miserable-looking human being ,— were scattered over the fore-ground of a view which had dark clouds, ragged-topped hills, and a wild waste of moorland to fill up the distance .</ br >
Instead and patches
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Instead of the typical methods of graffiti, Moose creates his art by cleaning dirt and grime off surfaces.
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Instead of her old confidence in the simplest, purest, most moving musical expression, Miss Schwarzkopf is letting herself be tempted by the classic sin of artistic pride -- that subtle vanity that sometimes misleads a great artist into thinking that he or she can somehow better the music by bringing to it something extra, some personal dramatic touch imposed from the outside.
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Instead of hymns, biblical psalms were chanted, most often without accompaniment, to very basic melodies.
Instead of a tuilik, most traditional kayakers today use a spraydeck made of waterproof synthetic material stretchy enough to fit tightly around the cockpit rim and body of the kayaker, and which can be released rapidly from the cockpit to permit easy exit.
Instead of suggesting that the mechanical properties of objects changed with their constant-velocity motion through an undetectable aether, Einstein proposed to deduce the characteristics that any successful theory must possess in order to be consistent with the most basic and firmly established principles, independent of the existence of a hypothetical aether.
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Instead, the UNL targets direct communicative behavior and literal meanings as a tangible, concrete basis for much or most of human communication in practical, day-to-day settings.
Instead, as Soviet and Allied forces gradually pushed back the German lines, most of the Jews of German-occupied Europe were sent to extermination or concentration camps, or killed where they lived.
Instead of displaying the CE year of mintage like most nations ' coins, yen coins instead display the year of the current emperor's reign.
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Instead, the convention passed a resolution stating that " we most cordially concur in the repeated nominations which he has received in various parts of the union.
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Instead of the spider goddess Lolth most tribes worship a male scorpion deity known as Vulkoor, though exceptions are common.
Instead, most rely on maintaining a constant water flow through their bodies to obtain food, oxygen and remove wastes.