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instancenoun [C]

us   /ˈɪn·stəns/
a particular situation, event, or fact: There were several instances of computer failure before we got the system to work properly. Usually this kind of skin condition is caused by a food allergy, but in this instance it may be caused by the medicine you are taking. Can you tell us a little about your background? For instance (= As an example), where were you born?
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instancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.stəns/ us   /ˈɪn.stəns/
C1 a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally: There have been several instances of violence at the school. I don't usually side with the management, but in this instance I agree with what they're saying.

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instanceverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.stəns/ us   /ˈɪn.stəns/ UK formal
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in Arabic مَثل…
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in Russian пример, случай…
in Chinese (Traditional) 實例, 情況…
in Italian esempio, caso…
in Turkish örnek, vaka…
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in Vietnamese ví dụ…
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in Catalan cas…
in Japanese 実例…
in Chinese (Simplified) 实例, 情况…
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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