Synonyms for instance
- case history
- case in point
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSTANCE
Don't you think I might find some stored away in the cellar, for instance?
To Kate, for instance, she was a necessity of existence, like light or air.
I know that in Paris, for instance, I myself have no temptations.
For instance, take a concrete case; so best can we illustrate.
When large shipments of gold were to be made, for instance, he was often warned beforehand.
For instance, my parents object to Sunday travelling and Sunday visiting.
Many others are found in the course of the work: for instance, in chap.
His conceptions also are sometimes absurd; for instance, the Address to Light.
For instance, there was Ried, who went on his way with a clouded brow.
Would she, for instance, but for that, have tried so much to like his verses?
mid-14c., "urgency," from Old French instance "eagerness, anxiety, solicitation" (13c.), from Latin instantia "presence, effort intention; earnestness, urgency," literally "a standing near," from instans (see instant). In Scholastic logic, "a fact or example" (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin instantia, used to translate Greek enstasis. This led to use in phrase for instance "as an example" (1650s), and the noun phrase To give (someone) a for instance (1953, American English).