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instances

noun
plural of instance

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(Entry 1 of 2)

one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like
  • this is just one instance of his repeated failure to do what he promised

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instances

verb
present tense third-person singular of instance

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1 to give as an example
  • instanced one particular incident as an illustration of their penchant for practical jokes

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3 to show or make clear by using examples
  • instanced the hero's moral courage with several examples from the novel

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“Instances.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/instances. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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