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1. instance

noun. ['ˈɪnstəns'] an occurrence of something.

Synonyms

  • piece
  • occurrence
  • bit
  • mortification
  • happening
  • example
  • clip
  • time
  • case
  • natural event
  • humiliation

Antonyms

  • noncurrent
  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • black

Etymology

  • instance (French)
  • instantia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Instance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you spell instance? Is it instatance ?

A common misspelling of instance is instatance

Example sentences of the word instance


1. Noun, singular or mass
For instance, the local California ordinances all offer some additional accrual methods that employers may choose to utilize.

Quotes containing the word instance


1. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes. That’s a basilisk, listeners. One simple test: Check whether the thing that’s glaring at you has got legs. If it has, it’s safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that’s still likely to be the last thing you ever do.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. For some stories, it's easy. The moral of 'The Three Bears,' for instance, is "Never break into someone else's house.' The moral of 'Snow White' is 'Never eat apples.' The moral of World War I is 'Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand.
- Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

2. instance

noun. ['ˈɪnstəns'] an item of information that is typical of a class or group.

Synonyms

  • case in point
  • apology
  • information
  • illustration
  • representative
  • precedent
  • specimen
  • quintessence
  • example
  • excuse
  • sample

Antonyms

  • appearance
  • beginning
  • ending
  • success

Etymology

  • instance (French)
  • instantia (Latin)

3. instance

verb. ['ˈɪnstəns'] clarify by giving an example of.

Synonyms

  • exposit
  • illustrate
  • elaborate
  • lucubrate
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • dilate
  • expatiate
  • exemplify
  • expound

Antonyms

  • white
  • break
  • allopatry
  • sympatry

Etymology

  • instance (French)
  • instantia (Latin)
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