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Pronunciation of Instances: Learn how to pronounce Instances in English correctly

Learn how to say Instances correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word instance:

noun
an example or single occurrence of something:
a serious instance of corruption
the search finds every instance where the word appears
a particular case:
in this instance it mattered little
verb
[with object]
cite (a fact, case, etc.) as an example:
I instanced Bob as someone whose commitment had certainly got things done
Phrases

at first instance
Law at the first court hearing concerning a case. See also court of first instance.
at the instance of
formal at the request or instigation of:
prosecution at the instance of the police
for instance
as an example:
take Canada, for instance
in the first (or second etc.) instance
in the first (or second etc.) place or stage of a proceeding:
the appointment will be for three years in the first instance
Origin:

Middle English: via Old French from Latin instantia ‘presence, urgency’, from instare ‘be present, press upon’, from in- ‘upon’ + stare ‘to stand’. The original sense was ‘urgency, urgent entreaty’, surviving in at the instance of. In the late 16th century the word denoted a particular case cited to disprove a general assertion, derived from medieval Latin instantia ‘example to the contrary’ (translating Greek enstasis ‘objection’); hence the meaning ‘single occurrence’