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  1. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a single item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is a good example on page 10" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. clarify by giving an example of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which is instant or urgent; motive. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Occasion; order of occurrence. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A token; a sign; a symptom or indication. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To give an example. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To refer to, or offer as an example. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Something offered as an illustration or example; suggestion; request. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Quality of being instant or urgent: solicitation: occurrence: occasion: example. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To mention as an example or case in point. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Solicitation; occasion; example. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To cite as an example. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To refer to as an illustration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A single case as an example. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Solicitation; suggestion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Urgent solicitation; a case occurring; example; occurrence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To mention as an example or case. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Example; a case occurring; order of occurrence, as, in the first instance; solicitation; importunity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To mention or give as an example. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. in'stans, n. quality of being urgent: solicitation: occurrence: occasion: example: (Shak.) evidence, proof.--v.t. to mention as an example.--n. IN'STANCY, insistency.--adj. INSTAN'TIAL (rare).--AT THE INSTANCE OF, at the motion or solicitation of; FOR INSTANCE, to take as an example. [O. Fr.,--L. instantia--instans.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Fact illustrating a general truth, example; for i., for example; at the i. (request, suggestion) of; (Law) process, suit, as court of first i. (primary jurisdiction); in the first i., in the first place, at the first stage of a proceeding. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Cite (fact, case) as an instance; (usu. pass.) exemplify. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n.Quality or act of being instant or pressing ;—occurrence ; occasion ; order of occurrence;—something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring;—example. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Importunity, urgency, solicitation; motive, influence, pressing argument; prosecution or process of a suit; example, document. Complete Dictionary

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