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  • nouncase, situation
  • verbname

synonyms for instances

  • detail
  • example
  • item
  • occasion
  • occurrence
  • particular
  • precedent
  • proof
  • reason
  • exemplification
  • exponent
  • ground
  • illustration
  • representative
  • sample
  • sampling
  • specimen
  • time
  • case history
  • case in point
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The history of that terrible hour is brightened by many such instances of native fealty.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
She had received instructions from both the men and women; in some instances from the children.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE 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 NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I only know that there are amongst us, rare instances fortunately, but existent nevertheless—men with the souls of beasts.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Nucleated red cells are always present, although in many instances careful search is required to find them.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The varnish of a beautiful amber colour, and there are a few instances of fine red.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
But it may be primarily laid hold upon in some instances in the formal performance of that exercise.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
In almost all of these instances small round valves were used for this purpose.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
It has many instances of modern spellings not found even in the Cramoisy Relation of 1632, which was printed twenty years later.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The upper and lower end blocks have been enlarged in many instances to obtain a better hold on the upper and lower table.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
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