for instance

noun
\fə-ˈrin(t)-stənts, ˈfrin(t)-\

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There must also be creative solutions to crowd flow even with an admittedly tight plot of land (Wimbledon has gone underground, for instance). Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Looking Back at Roland Garros," 13 June 2018 Safeway, for instance, went and spent $350 million to create these beautiful clinics within its supermarkets and about half of its store. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: WSJ investigative journalist John Carreyrou on Recode Decode," 3 June 2018 Blueberries, for instance, feature prominently in her work. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada," 13 July 2018 Three weeks after Jambo 5, for instance, Columbus, Ohio, will host the International Tree Climbing Championships. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Tree climbers compete, show off mad skills (at 110 feet) during free event this weekend," 13 July 2018 Kavanaugh would face questioning, for instance, about his service under Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Clinton. Maggie Haberman, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump giving a fresh look to Hardiman for Supreme Court," 8 July 2018 Burbank, for instance, tied its all-time record of 113 degrees as of about 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NWS. Michael Mcgough And Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Planning a weekend road trip? Heat and fires throughout California might make it tough," 6 July 2018 Carmouche also disagreed with the oil industry interpretation of the World War II laws, saying, for instance, that the directive to avoid using steel was a rule and not the law. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "42 oil wetland damage suits move back to federal courts," 30 May 2018 Today, for instance, Her Majesty was not at her great-grandson's christening, which could be partly why Meghan and Harry were so free with their affection. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Show Off Some PDA at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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