For instance, between 1977 and 1997, two-thirds of full-time workers had moved on to higher pay within a year.
Damage limitation,” for instance, means “launching a nuclear bomb before the other guy can.
A film or a ride, for instance, which could include visual and audible sensations.
mid-14c., "urgency," from Old French instance "eagerness, anxiety, solicitation" (13c.), from Latin instantia "presence, effort intention; earnestness, urgency," literally "a standing near," from instans (see instant). In Scholastic logic, "a fact or example" (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin instantia, used to translate Greek enstasis. This led to use in phrase for instance "as an example" (1650s), and the noun phrase To give (someone) a for instance (1953, American English).