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

Examples of for instance in a Sentence

Let me give you a for instance.
Recent Examples on the Web Advertisers, for instance, have recognized VR’s unique potential to facilitate immersive experiences. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "10 Ways Virtual Reality Will Impact The Future Of Advertising," 13 May 2021 Some high schools, for instance, have already held vaccination clinics for students aged 16 and older. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to adolescents Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.," 13 May 2021 In a negotiation situation, for instance, a good mood helps. Daniel Kahneman, WSJ, "Good Moods Often Lead to Bad Judgments," 13 May 2021 In Denver for instance, a program that allows 911 operators to dispatch mental health clinicians and paramedics to nonviolent incidents instead of police was launched last June. Time, "People Expected Police Behavior to Change After George Floyd’s Murder. The Numbers Tell a Different Story," 13 May 2021 Councilor Andrea Campbell, for instance, wants to slash the city’s police department budget by about $50 million and reroute that money toward public health, economic justice, and youth development. BostonGlobe.com, "Former BPD commissioner Gross endorses Annissa Essaibi George for mayor," 13 May 2021 Other roboticists are doing this with other machines that mimic animals’ locomotion, in fact, for instance teaching a doglike four-legged robot how to walk or adapt to different kinds of surfaces. Matt Simon, Wired, "Watch a Snake Robot Go for a Swim," 12 May 2021 In the colonial and revolutionary eras, for instance, the material difficulties of life in a new land required that Americans depend on the work of their neighbors for their survival. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "America’s Unwritten, Unraveling Constitution," 1 May 2021 The Volvo XC40 Recharge, for instance, costs almost $9,000 more to start. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Audi just debuted its cheapest electric car," 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of for instance

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of for instance was in 1959

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16 May 2021

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“For instance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20instance. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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