for instance

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

Definition of for instance

: example I'll give you a for instance

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Let me give you a for instance.
Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, for instance, an American aircraft-carrier sallied into the Arctic Circle for the first time in 30 years, during a huge exercise in Norway. The Economist, "Northern fights NATO is facing up to Russia in the Arctic Circle," 16 May 2020 Rowing, for instance, would have named its national teams in June. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Without any competitions, Olympic athletes feel financial squeeze as they train for Tokyo Games," 13 May 2020 Tesla’s case could act as a precedent of sorts if, for instance, a city in Georgia decides to impose stricter lockdown orders as the broader state reopens, and the state tries to overrule it. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Tesla’s lockdown lawsuit is about much more than Tesla," 13 May 2020 Consider, for instance, the divergent fortunes of two strands of the oldest oil fortune on earth, the one descended from Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller. Bill Mckibben, The New York Review of Books, "Thanks to Climate Divestment, Big Oil Finally Runs Out of Gas," 12 May 2020 Last December, for instance, Trump had aggressively pursued more stringent work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, a move that stood to kick 700,000 recipients off the program. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "Work Requirements Have Always Been About Punishment," 12 May 2020 McGrath, for instance, said during an appearance on MSNBC in July 2019 how a deeper investigation into Kavanaugh should have been conducted by the Senate. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Joe Biden's sexual assault allegation puts Senate candidate Amy McGrath in a tough spot," 8 May 2020 Title IX has been under a national spotlight for at least the last decade as colleges and universities have seen a number of high-profile cases, for instance at Stanford University and Columbia University. Erin Corbett, refinery29.com, "Amid A Pandemic, Betsy Devos Tries To Bulldoze Title IX College Sexual Assault Rules," 7 May 2020 During Liberia’s Ebola outbreak, for instance, Ms. Gbaintor-Johnson was the community chairperson for a neighborhood in Monrovia. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ebola experts’ tips to fight COVID-19: Listen. Build trust. Show respect.," 5 May 2020

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2020

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“For instance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20instance. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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