instance

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɪnstəns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɪnstəns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(instəns)

Inflections of 'instance' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
instances
v 3rd person singular
instancing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
instanced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
instanced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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instance

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. in every instance of
  2. every instance of (the word)
  3. every instance where
  4. [a single, one, an] instance of
  5. the [first] instance of
  6. in the [first, second] instance
  7. not in this (specific) instance
  8. in this instance it [doesn't matter, is not important]
  9. [rejected, dismissed, determined] at first instance
  10. yes, in many instances
  11. [differs, changes] from one instance to the next
  12. [differs] from instance to instance
  13. in instances of [road rage, drunk driving, spousal abuse]
  14. at the instance of the [judge, police, authorities]
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