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Definition of For

  • In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
  • Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
  • Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.
  • Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against.
  • Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; �ntending to go to.
  • Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
  • Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
  • Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding in spite of; -- generally followed by all aught anything, etc.
  • Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
  • Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.
  • Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.
  • One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.

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FOR HIS SOUL'S SAKE AND THE LAND'S SAKE IX.
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They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
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That mind has generous moments, David, for he took to being thankful for thy knocks.
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Now for the strange thing I hinted.
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But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
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As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
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By now I had recovered myself, for it was no ghost I saw, but a human being more distraught than was myself.
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For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
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He came to snatch old Soolsby's palace, his nest on the hill, to use it for a telescope, or such whimsies.
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He would have old Soolsby's palace for his spy-glass, would he then?
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Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
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All but one," said he, "and that is my own, for it was his mind upon Soolsby the drunken chair-maker.
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He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
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I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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And tell him who is beyond and away in Egypt that old Soolsby's busy making a chair for him to sit in when the scarlet cloth is spread, and the East and West come to salaam before him.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
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But it is a comely and a good land, and here we wait for thee.
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Examples of For

Example #1
THE LETTER, THE NIGHT, AND THE WOMAN X. THE FOUR WHO KNEW XI.
Example #2
THOU NEVER BILLED A MANY" VII.
Example #3
Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.
Example #4
Does thee love them still?
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Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #6
He welcomed me, and soon opened his whole mind.