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for instance
     1. adv. (conjunctive) As an example.
     1. conj. (dated) Because.
     2. prep. Towards.
           The astronauts headed for the moon.
     3. prep. Directed at, intended to belong to.
           I have something for you.
     1. n. (obsolete) Urgency of manner or words; an urgent request; insistence.
     2. n. (obsolete) A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
           It sends some precious instance of itself/ After the thing it loves. Hamlet IV. v. ca. 1602
     3. n. (obsolete) That which is urgent; motive.
     4. n. Occasion; order of occurrence.

Example Sentences

For instance, you never tell people that you love them. 
For instance, I thought living here might be exotic. 
If a rook, for instance, I can't do that. 
He's very practical and tough and I wouldn't want to be, for instance, a curator that messed him around. 
He just glides through the opening movement, for instance, never engaging with its disturbing power. 

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