verb (used with object), in·stanced, in·stanc·ing.
verb (used without object), in·stanced, in·stanc·ing.
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Idioms for instance
Origin of instance
synonym study for instance
OTHER WORDS FROM instancecoun·ter·in·stance, nounun·in·stanced, adjective
How to use instance in a sentence
There are instances in which private rehoming works out fine and is the best solution for the struggling family and the children.
Ares said there are instances where savvy gankers manage to exploit loopholes.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And even today there are despicable instances of hate crimes versus Jews in our country.
In other instances, naked detainees were hooded and dragged up and down corridors while subject to physical abuse.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the most part passing motorists honked support, even raising their fists in solidarity in a few instances.
The history of that terrible hour is brightened by many such instances of native fealty.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
She had received instructions from both the men and women; in some instances from the children.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I could find in the Bible more instances of Jahweh's cruelty and barbarity and lack of mercy than I can find room for.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
I only know that there are amongst us, rare instances fortunately, but existent nevertheless—men with the souls of beasts.Uncanny Tales|Various
Nucleated red cells are always present, although in many instances careful search is required to find them.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for instance
- an expression derived from another by instantiation
- See substitution (def. 4b)
Word Origin for instance
Idioms and Phrases with instance
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