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 for For why
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.
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              And for of long that way had walk['e]d none,
              The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.
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              And Heaven defend your good souls, that you think
              I will your serious and great business scant,
              For she with me.                      --Shak.
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     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
        gone before.
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              Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his
              mercy endureth forever.               --Ps. cxxxvi.
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              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.
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     For because, because. [Obs.] "Nor for because they set less
        store by their own citizens." --Robynson (More's Utopia).
     For why.
        (a) Why; for that reason; wherefore. [Obs.]
        (b) Because. [Obs.] See Forwhy.
     Syn: See Because.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Why \Why\, adv. [OE. whi, why, AS. hw[imac], hw?, instrumental
     case of hw[=a], hw[ae]t; akin to Icel. hv[imac] why, Dan. &
     Sw. hvi; cf. Goth. hw?. ?. See Who.]
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     1. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account;
        wherefore; -- used interrogatively. See the Note under
        What, pron., 1.
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              Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will
              ye die, O house of Israel?            --Ezek.
                                                    xxxiii. 11.
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     2. For which; on account of which; -- used relatively.
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              No ground of enmity between us known
              Why he should mean me ill or seek to harm. --Milton.
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              Turn the discourse; I have a reason why
              I would not have you speak so tenderly. --Dryden.
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     3. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which;
        on what account; as, I know not why he left town so
        suddenly; -- used as a compound relative.
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     Note: Why is sometimes used as an interjection or an
           expletive in expression of surprise or content at a
           turn of affairs; used also in calling. "Why, Jessica!"
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                 If her chill heart I can not move,
                 Why, I'll enjoy the very love.     --Cowley.
           [1913 Webster] Sometimes, also, it is used as a noun.
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                 The how and the why and the where. --Goldsmith.
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     For why, because; why. See Forwhy. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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