for instance

noun
\ fə-ˈrin(t)-stənts, ˈfrin(t)-\

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Certain table tennis clubs host clinics for those with Alzheimer’s, for instance, and others have specific programs for players with autism or Parkinson’s. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Look Inside the Challenging and Misunderstood Sport of Table Tennis," 9 Jan. 2019 In the 1970s, Congress limited such immunity when a foreign government functions like a private business—for instance, in the case of an airline such as Aeroflot, which was the Soviet Union’s flag carrier. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Rules Against Mysterious Foreign Company," 8 Jan. 2019 In our first game, for instance, my gang of combat monsters surrounded an unfortunate enemy. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Wildlands may be the slickest, simplest fantasy skirmish game ever made," 1 Dec. 2018 Nebraska, for instance, amended their law in 2005 to grant automatic rights restoration for those who had completed their sentence, but neglected to amend the accompanying federal voting form that stated otherwise. Dennis Eckhoff, Vox, "After my felony conviction, I didn’t know if I could vote. It took me 12 years to find out.," 29 Oct. 2018 For those of us who spend 9-to-5 in a corporate office, that moment of second-guessing could apply to even the subtlest deviation from the norm—a colorful pump, for instance, or a pair of black jeans that might just pass for trousers. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Serious Question: Can You Wear a Caftan to the Office?," 27 July 2018 Over at Tesla, for instance, the company has put deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy in charge of its Autopilot project. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How computers got shockingly good at recognizing images," 18 Dec. 2018 The White and Black Speckle paper, for instance, would look totally chic behind your vanity. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Chasing Paper Collection At Crate & Barrel Is Perfect For Children And Hipsters Alike," 18 Dec. 2018 Schweitzer, for instance, sends all of her doctors fruit baskets every year. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Your Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping," 12 Dec. 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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