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An example; an instance: I'd understand the point better if you gave me a couple of concrete for instances

[1940s+; fr a Yiddish pattern]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Now take the case of that young parson from Glendale fer instance.

    If Any Man Sin H. A. Cody
  • They give the homesteader a lot of free pasture an' hay land, fer instance.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • Trot out a plain, home-made slap at the fodder he's dishin' up, fer instance.

  • fer instance Mr. Henry 'ud look in de hawg pen an' 'low dat hit 'peared dat he bruder's stock wus growin' less all de time.

  • "Mebby she was waitin' there while some one—her husband, fer instance—was leavin' the baskit," volunteered Isaac Porter humbly.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • Take a Pawnee war-party, headin' fer th' Comanche or Kiowa country, fer instance.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford

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