(n.) The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
(n.) That which is instant or urgent; motive.
(n.) Occasion; order of occurrence.
(n.) That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
(n.) A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
(v. t.) To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
(v. i.) To give an example.
(1) Would people feel differently about it if, for instance, it happened on Boxing Day or Christmas Eve?
(2) In both instances the permeation rates of proteins can be better correlated to hydrodynamic radii than to molecular weights.
(3) In three instances SAA levels increased during hospitalization while CRP levels did not.
(4) A 6.4 kilobase C4B-5'-specific Taq I fragment usually provided a reliable guide to the presence of a C4A deletion but unusually in one instance this fragment was found to be a marker of a functioning C4A gene.
(5) "Runners, for instance, need a high level of running economy, which comes from skill acquisition and putting in the miles," says Scrivener, "But they could effectively ease off the long runs and reduce the overall mileage by introducing Tabata training.
(6) Both hypodontia and hyperdontia are found in a number of well-defined genetic syndromes and in most instances are common characteristics of the disease.
(7) The opportunities for infection are often strong in areas of high population within a city – schools, for instance.
(8) Of these, 12 had radiation-induced neurologic complications which, in 5 instances, consisted of persisting, wholly or partially disabling paresis in the lower limbs.
(9) The decision of the editors to solicit a review for the Medical Progress series of this journal devoted to current concepts of the renal handling of salt and water is sound in that this important topic in kidney physiology has recently been the object of a number of new, exciting and, in some instances, quite unexpected insights into the mechanisms governing sodium excretion.
(10) We firmly believe that a systematic approach to the 12-lead ECG can provide information that can diagnose the difference between ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, and in many instances diagnose the mechanism and site of origin of the supraventricular tachycardia.
(11) Other less common indications are some instances of aspiration pneumonia, septicemias due to B. fragilis, and actinomycoses.
(12) Tension in flexor tendons during wrist flexion may play a role in otherwise unexplained instances of the carpal tunnel syndrome.
(13) But most instances are more mundane: the majority of fraud cases in recent years have emerged from scientists either falsifying images – deliberately mislabelling scans and micrographs – or fabricating or altering their recorded data.
(14) The right side of the ventricular septum was affected in five instances.
(15) Women on the beat: how to get more female police officers around the world Read more Mortars were, for instance, used on 5 June when Afghan national army soldiers accidentally hit a wedding party on the outskirts of Ghazni, killing eight children.
(16) Our own experiences have shown that patients involved in studies with well designed protocols are better controlled and in most instances also better treated than patients treated outside such protocols.
(17) No instances of osteoradionecrosis occurred as a result of dental extraction with this conservative method.
(18) Therefore these suggested methods of choice may not in every instance be the most accurate of all indicators of nutritional status for a particular nutrient.
(19) The advantage of this in vivo method is the possibility to determine the thyroidal activity at various times after 131I-application (2 phase test) and by repeated 131I-applications under different conditions (diet, age, for instance).
(20) In each instance, dexamethasone was given at midnight and the plasma ACTH concentration was determined at 9:00 a.m. on the day before and after administration of the dexamethasone.
(v. t.) To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place.
(1) In early 2000, during the first months of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, Babitsky was kidnapped by Russian forces and disappeared for many weeks.
(2) But with a civil war raging and no one to protect them, most migrants are at risk of kidnap, extortion and forced labour.
(3) The kidnappings triggered worldwide protests and military assistance from western governments, but 219 girls are still missing.
(4) The killing took place shortly after three Jewish youths, who had been kidnapped in the West Bank, were found murdered near Hebron.
(5) As the gangs fragmented, many increasingly focused on extortion, kidnapping and human trafficking.
(6) The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu , has vowed the militant Islamist group Hamas, blamed by Israel for the kidnapping, will "pay a heavy price".
(7) Blindfolding the American hostages, Asgharzadeh later admitted, was their first mistake – it immediately turned an occupying campaign into what looked like deliberate kidnapping.
(8) The diplomatic bag must only contain articles for official use (not kidnapped opposition politicians ), and the collection of information can only be carried out by "lawful means" (not by bugging the state department ).
(9) The country’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, was due to visit Chibok for the anniversary, said Yakubu Nkeki, the leader of a support group of parents of the kidnapped girls.
(10) Some Coalition MPs raised concerns earlier this year that transparency could expose wealthy business owners to security risks, including kidnapping , and the government prepared legislation to shield private Australian companies.
(11) We are in a hotel in Mobile, Alabama, a small town on the Gulf Coast where he and Danny Glover are filming an action movie called Tokarev , in which Cage plays a reformed mobster reluctantly returning to his violent roots when his daughter is kidnapped.
(12) He was charged with a range of offences including rape, murder, kidnapping, destruction of evidence, banditry and criminal conspiracy.
(13) I was chained up in a very painful position and had no means to know where I was, or even whether my pregnant wife – who had been kidnapped at the same time – was with me."
(14) And with the cartels come other nightmares: kidnapping, extortion, contract killers and people trafficking.
(15) One of the minors claimed he had remained in the car during the killing and did not know that the kidnapping would end in murder.
(16) Nigeria is “inching closer” to securing the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago, despite fears that reports of a ceasefire with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have not come to fruition.
(17) Syrian TV said a jet crashed due to technical problems • A pro-government Syrian TV station says one of its cameramen who was kidnapped three days ago is believed to be dead while the others are being held by rebels near the capital Damascus.
(18) The Farc negotiators reiterated their insistence that the rebel leader Simon Trinidad, who is serving a 60-year sentence in a US prison after being convicted of kidnapping three Americans, be allowed to participate as a negotiator.
(19) Any application for special mission status is considered on its overall merits and may be accepted or refused on legal or policy grounds.” Lord Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions who is acting for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood as well as the FJP, said: “There is strong evidence [Sisi] is guilty of serious and very public crimes, including the mass shooting of demonstrators, forced disappearances, kidnappings, torture, the organisation of farcical trials involving mass sentences of death.
(20) Alone in his police cell, Yarris read a newspaper article about the rape and murder of Linda May Craig, who had been kidnapped in Delaware near the border of Pennsylvania.