Synonyms of 'instance'
a case or particular examplea serious instance of corruption
examples of sexism and racism in society
Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
the greatest occurrence of heart disease in the over-65s
I often think fondly of an occasion some years ago.
We're giving away 2000 free samples.
These figures are an illustration of the country's dynamism.
The trial could set an important precedent for similar cases.
case in point,
to mention as an exampleThe meeting was organized at the instance of two senior ministers.
insistence, , , , ,
She had attended an interview at his insistence.
His application for membership was rejected.
They agreed to his request for help.
prompting, , ,
The refugees need no prompting to describe what happened to them.
an incitement to religious hatred
The talks are taking place at the instigation of Germany.
They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
She could have instanced many women who fitted this description.
The Scots have yet to name their team.
She did not mention her mother's absence.
I tried to identify her perfume.
Many theories have been advanced as to why this is.
Most newspapers quote the warning.
finger (informal, mainly US),
She cites a favourite poem by Pablo Neruda.
He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
He invoked memories of previous disasters to argue against postponement.
She sometimes alluded to a feeling that she was to blame.
The evidence she adduced was authoritative.
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in the sense of adduce
to mention something as evidenceThe evidence she adduced was authoritative.
in the sense of advance
to present an idea for considerationMany theories have been advanced as to why this is.
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