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at the instance of

At one's urging. I'm doing some charity work now at the instance of my college advisor.
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this instance

This particular situation. I know I discouraged you from using too many commas in your essays, but, in this instance, I would add a comma. In this instance, Carrie needs her friends' love and support, regardless of how independent she is the rest of the time.
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for instance

for example. I've lived in many cities, for instance, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. Jane is very generous. For instance, she volunteers at the hospital and gives money to charities.
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in the first place and in the first instance

initially; to begin with. In the first place, you don't have enough money to buy one. In the second place, you don't need one. In the first instance, I don't have the time. In the second place, I'm not interested.
See also: and, first, instance, place

for example

Also, for instance. As an illustration of something, as in Dress casually, in blue jeans, for example, or This program has problems-for 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.
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instance

see under for example.

in the ˈfirst instance

(formal) as the first part of a series of actions: In the first instance, notify the police and then contact your insurance company.
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for ˈinstance

as an example: My books have sold well. My most recent one, for instance, sold 100 000 copies.
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for example

As an illustrative instance: Wear something simple; for example, a skirt and blouse.
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for instance

As an example; for example.
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Customers have been happily using Amazon EC2's unmatched selection of instances for more than 11 years, yet they'll always take higher and more consistent performance if it could be offered in a cost-effective way.
Le texte de loi, ont-ils explique, soumet les instances constitutionnelles au controle du pouvoir legislatif et confere aux elus du peuple le droit d'en limoger les membres et d'adopter le rapport financier des Instances, ce qui represente, d'apres eux, une violation du texte de la Constitution qui investit le parlement seulement de la mission d'elire les membres des Conseils des Instances constitutionnelles.
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The user can use any of the five instance types currently available on offer, the characteristics of which are summarized in Table II.
If one instance has an unexpected failure, another instance is there to pick up the slack.
The process starts with an empty variable assignment that is iteratively extended until obtaining a complete assignment that satisfies all the constraints or the instance is proven to be unsatisfiable [12].
The ystanbul 32nd Court of First Instance applied to the ystanbul 9th High Criminal Court to determine which court has the competent jurisdiction in reviewing requests seeking a replacement of judges at penal courts of peace.
In other words, the failure time of each instance differs according to the user's bid and the performance in an instance.
com company has announced the availability of I2 instances, the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) storage-optimized high I/O instances based on solid state disk (SSD) technology.
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With this new instance type, customers will be able to run demanding data-driven applications on Amazon EC2 without making expensive up-front capital investments.
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The system provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) to kick-start the management instance in Amazon EC2, which is then capable of dynamically provisioning fully connected heterogeneous instance types at massive scale.
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