for example

Idioms & Phrases

for example

Also, for instance. As an illustration of something, as in Dress casually, in blue jeans, for example, or This program has problemsfor instance, it's hard to retrieve lost data. The first expression, which dates from the late 1500s, is used throughout this book to illustrate how an idiom is used. The variant dates from the mid-1600s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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