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for For because
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
For \For\, conj.
1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old
English, the reason of anything.
And for of long that way had walk['e]d none,
The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.
And Heaven defend your good souls, that you think
I will your serious and great business scant,
For she with me. --Shak.
2. 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
Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his
mercy endureth forever. --Ps. cxxxvi.
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,
Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
Did not go forth of us, 't were all alike
As if we had them not. --Shak.
For because, because. [Obs.] "Nor for because they set less
store by their own citizens." --Robynson (More's Utopia).
(a) Why; for that reason; wherefore. [Obs.]
(b) Because. [Obs.] See Forwhy.
Syn: See Because.
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