Definition of for example in US English:

for example


  • Used to introduce something chosen as a typical case.

    ‘many, like Helen, for example, come from very poor backgrounds’
    • ‘There they have been disguised in many cunning ways, for example inside garden sheds.’
    • ‘When a firm is taken over, for example, there is no obligation on the new owner to shore up a fund in deficit.’
    • ‘Take, for example, the shutting of a small girl in a locker by three older girls.’
    • ‘This time last season, for example, Burnley hit a similar run of form having got off to a bad start.’
    • ‘If they are off the road, for example on a grass verge, the district council then has to be notified.’
    • ‘Credit cards, for example, typically charge some four or five times the cost to the bank.’
    • ‘Younger children have to be made aware of what to do, for example, if they lose their parents in a shop.’
    • ‘The average life expectancy, for example, rose in China much more than it did in India.’
    • ‘For example, the initial design of a product determines how much of it we need for a given use.’
    • ‘I had been told that less than a quarter of residents under fifty, for example, vote.’
    • ‘There are so many variables, for example interest rates have an effect on demand.’
    • ‘An astonishing number of people already listen to radio via the net, for example.’
    • ‘For example, generalists are tired of hearing the same old lectures on cardiac failure.’
    • ‘On the other hand helmets may help in preventing a fractured skull for example.’
    • ‘They could get an extra few quid every time they answered a question directly, for example.’
    • ‘The theft of the items could have been subsequent to the murder and not the reason for it, for example.’
    • ‘For example, a lead target is bombarded with a beam of accelerated nickel or zinc ions.’
    • ‘Japan, for example, bases its prices on a weighted average of prices in other markets.’
    • ‘Some areas, for example Tadworth, will have no bus service at all in any direction.’
    for instance, e.g., to give an example, to give an instance, by way of illustration, as an illustration, to illustrate, such as, as, like
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