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Definition of Instance

Instance

  1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
  2. That which is instant or urgent; motive.
  3. Occasion; order of occurrence.
  4. That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
  5. A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
  6. To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
  7. To give an example.

Instance Quotations

In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
James Madison

The darker the chocolate is, the more antioxidants it contains. So when eaten in moderation - just a few bites from a well-made dark chocolate bar, for instance - there's no need to feel bad about indulging once in a while.
Marcus Samuelsson

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
Richard Armour

We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals, for instance, or behead U.S. nationals are Muslims.
Ali Khamenei

If someone's liver doesn't work, we blame it on the genes; if someone's brain doesn't work properly, we blame the school. It's actually more humane to think of the condition as genetic. For instance, you don't want to say that someone is born unpleasant, but sometimes that might be true.
James D. Watson
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Instance Translations

instance in German is Beispiel, Vorgang, Beispiel, Gelegenheit, Instanz
instance in Latin is nam
instance in Norwegian is eksempel
instance in Spanish is ejemplar
instance in Swedish is exempel
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