for instance

noun
\ fə-ˈrin(t)-stənts How to pronounce for instance (audio) , ˈfrin(t)-\

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This year, for instance, the Netherlands, Italy, Chile, Ghana, Cameroon, Ireland and the United States did not make it. Steven Goff, Houston Chronicle, "FIFA president: World Cup could expand to 48 teams in 2022, ahead of schedule," 13 July 2018 The night ends at a brewery in the neighborhood, for instance, Eagle Park Brewing for the Brady Street crawl. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee breweries will celebrate all things beer during Drink Brew City Week," 13 July 2018 Even More of the Home: The downstairs bar, for instance, is attached to the breezy kitchen, where most of the entertaining takes place. Nikhita Mahtani, House Beautiful, "You've Got to See How This Glamorous 10,000-Square-Foot Home Came Together," 26 Apr. 2019 Take 20-year-old Lana of Massachusets, for instance. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Nordic White Hair Color Is Trending on Instagram, and We're Here For It," 28 Mar. 2019 Then, there are dermal fillers, which sit under your skin to provide volume and support in multiple areas of the face—like your lips, for instance. Glamour, "8 Things You Should Know Before Getting Injectibles," 10 Apr. 2019 Catherine’s PC port, for instance, was spotted on the ESRB site January 2 and released about a week later. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Borderlands 3 is an Epic exclusive, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds," 5 Apr. 2019 MakerBot has been selling machines with multiple extruders since 2012, for instance — so one extruder can print an object with ordinary plastic filament, and another can lay down a support scaffold that dissolves in water. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years," 11 Dec. 2018 If cement production facilities were all outfitted with carbon capture and storage technology, for instance, then a substantial amount of the emissions produced on-site could be stopped from entering the atmosphere. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions," 9 July 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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