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