for instance


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Examples of for instance in a Sentence

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Recent Examples on the Web In several of the cases headed to trial within the next year, cars allegedly on Autopilot didn’t act as they were expected to — unexpectedly accelerating, for instance, or not reacting when another vehicle was in front of them. Trisha Thadani, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 On Spotify, for instance, there are only 20 songs available to stream that include Ice on them. Steven J. Horowitz, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 Were there any assurances made to the women players, for instance, about dress or their conduct in Saudi Arabia? The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 27 Sep. 2023 At the same time, a small contingent of experts argue that antimatter falling up might explain, for instance, the mystical dark energy that potentially dominates our universe. Rahul Rao, Popular Science, 27 Sep. 2023 But the Kremlin also has influential friends that haven't joined the chorus of censure: China and India, for instance, have staked out neutral positions. Jennifer Peltz and Derek Gatopoulos,, 19 Sep. 2023 Several years ago, for instance, an exhibition on that very topic premiered at New York’s Wallach Art Gallery. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 Barrymore sometimes acted in ways that seemed to play up this caricature, flashing her breasts to David Letterman on TV, for instance. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2023 After a seven-day grace period, Franklin University in Ohio, for instance, will impose an 18% finance charge on past-due balances, according to its website. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of for instance was in 1959

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“For instance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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