INSTANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INSTANCE
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instance
 n.  example that is cited to prove or illustrate a point
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  For instance to the Governor he had hinted that a stranger, on arriving in his, the Governor's province, would conceive that he had reached Paradise, so velvety were the roads.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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2  For instance, they will decline to have folly called wisdom, or any tune danced to but their own.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
3  For instance, had pepper represented the nearest article within reach, she had added pepper wholesale.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
4  For instance, look at wheelwright Michiev.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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5  For instance, I have a kinsman who is constantly plaguing me.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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6  For instance, one of them made a regular practice of reading Karamzin, another of conning the Moscow Gazette, and a third of never looking at a book at all.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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7  In the first instance, therefore, resort was had to Korobotchka.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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8  But this lasted only for a little while, for presently Petrushka was transferred to the servants' quarters, a course which ought to have been adopted in the first instance.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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9  Being accustomed to make conquests, in this instance, too, he soon attained his object, but his easy success did not damp his ardour.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  Every man must educate himself, just as I've done, for instance.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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11  Mon amie, Odintsova, for instance, is nice-looking.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
12  You, for instance; you avoid society, you are oppressed by it, and you have invited two students to stay with you.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  I'll tell you; saying, for instance, that education is beneficial, that's a common-place; but to say that education is injurious, that's a common-place turned upside down.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
14  It would have been quite enough, for instance, to have the consciousness by which all so-called direct persons and men of action live.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: II
15  As soon as they prove to you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it is no use scowling, accept it for a fact.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: III
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Further information is required to determine the correct answer in any given instance.
2  Resurrection ferns, for instance, lose their color during dry conditions and may even appear to be dead.
3  There are a number of improvements; for instance, both mouse buttons can now be used.
4  The appointment of research officer will be for two years in the first instance.
5  I cannot recall any other instance in modern times in which a huge and mighty state crumbled to dust.
6  In this country, for instance, if you carry a clean needle the police are likely to arrest you for being a drug addict; a woman carrying a condom will be arrested as a prostitute, all of which just encourages the spread of the disease.
7  Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the bill, while valuable education which he gets is made.
8  In this instance, I think a bike lane is better than a cycle track.
9  The framework applies equally to all ecosystems and in this instance is adapted for wetlands.
10  The alliance between Hitler and the race he vowed to annihilate — the only instance of Jews fighting for Germany's allies — is one of the most extraordinary aspects of the Second World War, and yet hardly anyone, including many Finns, know anything about it.
11  It instances in a great author.
12  In most instances, there will be no need for further treatment.
13  There have been several instances of violence at the school.
14  The scientist cited vivid instances in illustration of his theory.
15  He said he could quote several instances of this behavior.