instance instance  /ˈɪn stəns/


  1. (n) an occurrence of something
  2. (n) an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  3. (v) clarify by giving an example of


  1. Sometimes bin Laden sent his trainers out to , for instance, Tajikistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, according to the State Department.
  2. For instance, I seem to have lost the ability to linger over a cup of coffee or a meal at a restaurant I tend to eat or drink very quickly and then want to leave the place asap.
  3. During and after the Civil War, for instance, there was a lot of stock market and commodities speculation people trying to make a quick buck.


  1. 5 Toxic Stocks You Need to Sell

    BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- "Toxic" is probably the best word to describe the broad market's price action over the past few trading sessions. The big indices fell through support at their respective 50-day moving averages last week, and the best advice has been "look out below" ever since. 5 Stocks Poised for Breakouts The S&P 500, for instance, has shed close to 4% since the Fed's statement was ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source:

  2. CliQr Makes Cloud Benchmarking Available to All Users, Providing Critical Information Needed to Optimize Application ...

    New Program Enables Businesses to Rapidly Assess Price-Performance Variances by Application Type Amongst Leading Commercial Clouds, Instance Types and Sizes
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. VelocityShares Launches Two Hedged Equity ETFs

    Exchange traded funds now offer ways for investors to utilize institutional styled strategies to help ride changing market conditions. For instance, VelocityShares recently launched two new hedged-equity ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "He believed strongly that henceforth security must be collective and indivisible. That was why, for instance, that he insisted when faced with aggression by North Korea against the South in 1950, on bringing the issue to the United Nations,"...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's not a mainstream film I'm going to make, it's an experimental film," Macdonald said. "I don't think that everybody can write a great novel, and I don't believe that everybody can paint a great picture. But in this instance, people can...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Kevin Macdonald Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I think in this instance I would humbly suggest that the real fringe are those that are supporting the stimulus," Sanford said. "It is not at all in keeping with the principles that made this coutnry great, not at all in keeping with...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: USA Today

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