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  • n. Alternative form of f'rinstance.

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Examples

  • Oh, the G.C. L. has to have some other ostensible purposes — frinstance here in Zenith I think it ought to support the park-extension project and the City

    Babbit

  • By airplane — an independent Palestine will have to revive the Gaza airport, frinstance — there are the UAE, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and on and on.

    Why We Need a Fence | Jewschool

  • ` ` Well, it was like this: Course Seneca Doane is a friend of mine -- they can say what they want to, they can call him anything they please, but what most folks here don't know is that Senny is the bosom pal of some of the biggest statesmen in the world -- Lord Wycombe, frinstance -- you know, this big British nobleman.

    Babbitt

  • Orville Jones commented, ` ` And, then take our other advantages -- the movies, frinstance.

    Babbitt

  • Orville Jones commented, “And, then take our other advantages—the movies, frinstance.

    Chapter 8

  • Frinstance, he might get the papers to -- Course I haven't got a literary training like Frink here, and I'm just guessing how the pieces ought to be written, but take frinstance, suppose the week's lesson is about

    Babbitt

  • It's going around that if you think of a dead person dear to you, or wish you could talk again to such a person, and if in the next minutes or maybe longer you come upon a dime -- specifically, an FDR dime -- not in your pocket or in change but, frinstance, on the street -- that is in fact a communication from the dead person.

    John Crowley Little and Big

  • Frinstance, he might get the papers to -- Course I haven't got a literary training like Frink here, and I'm just guessing how the pieces ought to be written, but take frinstance, suppose the week's lesson is about Jacob; well, the press-agent might get in something that would have a fine moral, and yet with a trick headline that'd get folks to read it -- say like: Jake Fools the Old Man; Makes Getaway with Girl and Bankroll.

    Babbitt

  • Oh, the G.C. L. has to have some other ostensible purposes -- frinstance here in Zenith I think it ought to support the park-extension project and the City Planning Committee -- and then, too, it should have a social aspect, being made up of the best people -- have dances and so on, especially as one of the best ways it can put the kibosh on cranks is to apply this social boycott business to folks big enough so you can't reach 'em otherwise.

    Babbitt

  • Frinstance, he might get the papers to— Course I haven’t got a literary training like Frink here, and I’m just guessing how the pieces ought to be written, but take frinstance, suppose the week’s lesson is about Jacob; well, the press-agent might get in something that would have a fine moral, and yet with a trick headline that’d get folks to read it—say like: Jake Fools the Old Man; Makes Getaway with Girl and Bankroll.

    Chapter 17

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