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 for Sake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sake \Sake\ (s[=a]k), n. [OE. sake cause, also, lawsuit, fault,
     AS. sacu strife, a cause or suit at law; akin to D. zaak
     cause, thing, affair, G. sache thing, cause in law, OHG.
     sahha, Icel. s["o]k, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakj[=o]
     strife, AS. sacan to contend, strive, Goth. sakam, Icel. saka
     to contend, strive, blame, OHG. sahhan, MHG. sachen, to
     contend, strive, defend one's right, accuse, charge in a
     lawsuit, and also to E. seek. Cf. Seek.]
     Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive;
     reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; --
     used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his
     sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to
     commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake
     of one's health.
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           Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake. --Spenser.
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           I will not again curse the ground any more for man's
           sake.                                    --Gen. viii.
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           Will he draw out,
           For anger's sake, finite to infinite?    --Milton.
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           Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the
           sake of knowledge.                       --Sir W.
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     Note: The -s of the possessive case preceding sake is
           sometimes omitted for euphony; as, for goodness sake.
           "For conscience sake." --1 Cor. x. 28. The plural sakes
           is often used with a possessive plural. "For both our
           sakes." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sake \Sa"ke\ (s[aum]"k[-e]), n.
     a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.
     [Also spelled saki.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saki \Sa"ki\ (s[aum]"k[-e]), n.
     The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice; it is
     usually spelled sake.
     [1913 Webster +PJC] Sakieh

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died
           for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety";
           "in the common interest" [syn: sake, interest]
      2: Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually
         served hot [syn: sake, saki, rice beer]
      3: the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "sake":
     account, advantage, aim, ambition, animus, aspiration, basis,
     behalf, benefit, calling, cause, consideration, counsel,
     desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, effect,
     fixed purpose, function, gain, goal, good, ground, guiding light,
     guiding star, idea, ideal, inspiration, intendment, intent,
     intention, lodestar, mainspring, matter, meaning, mind, motive,
     nisus, objectives, plan, point, principle, profit, project,
     proposal, prospectus, purpose, purposes, reason, reasons,
     resolution, resolve, score, source, spring, striving, study,
     ulterior motive, view, vocation, welfare, well-being, will

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