Definition of instance :
1. A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
2. Occasion; order of occurrence.
3. That which is instant or urgent; motive.
4. That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
5. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
6. To give an example.
7. To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
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model (part of speech: adjective)
- But there is one instance in which the two agree. - "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
- There's Mr Bob Howlett, for instance. - "The Black Bar", George Manville Fenn.
- In the present instance, however, she had been wrong, for when Felix reached the door of his own room, Mrs. Baker was coming out of it. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.