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By Henry Campbell Black
for, prep. in the place of: for the sake of: on account of: in the direction of: with respect to, by reason of: appropriate or adapted to, or in reference to: beneficial to: in quest of: notwithstanding, in spite of: in recompense of: during.--FOR ALL (N.T.), notwithstanding; FOR IT, to be done for the case, usually preceded by a negative; FOR TO (B.), in order to.--AS FOR, as far as concerns. [A.S. for; Ger. fÃ¼r, vor, akin to L. and Gr. pro, Sans. pra, before in place or time.]
By Thomas Davidson
(for, fo-r, fer, according to position or emphasis required), prep. & conj. 1. Prep. Representing, in place of, in exchange against, as price or penalty of, in requital of, (sits f., member f., Liverpool; once f. all, instead of many repetitions, finally; substituted f.; agent f.; got it f. 2d.; thrashed f. his pains); in defence or support or favour of, on side of, (take my word f. it, be assured; hurrah f. person or thing; am f. tariff-reform); with a view to, in order to be, conducive (ly) to, (go f. a walk; went f. a soldier; is, did it, f. her good; f. sale, to be sold); to get, win, or save (send, go, f. a cab; would not do it f. the world; not paid f.; play f. penny points; was tried f. his life; cannot do it f. the life of me; run f. IT); to reach, arrive at, be received by, or belong to (left, sailed, f. India; made f. shelter; go f. slang, attack; getting on f. two o\'clock; bought gowns f. the maids; won a name f. himself); (after vbs, adjj., nn., & interjections, of emotion, faculty, or fitness; after adjj. & advv. with too, enough; after expressions implying fitness &c.) as regards, in the direction of, (don\'t care f. games; a longing f. praise; fit f. nothing; ready f. dinner; oh f. wings!; now f. it!; too beautiful f. words; good enough f. me; time f. school; is not long f. this world, will soon die; nothing f. it but to submit, submission the only course, open; is the man f. the job; it is f. you to make the move; the motive f. retreating); with the result, at the cost, to the amount, of (all out for 44; 150 f. 6 wickets; drew on him f. Â£100); to affect, as affecting, beneficially or the reverse (they live f. each other; can shift f. myself; things look bad f. you; it is bad f. him to smoke; & hence f. with noun or pron. & infin. as neutral noun-phrase =Latin acc. & inf., it is wicked f. him to smoke, it is usual f. hats to be worn =that hats should be worn); in the character of, as, as being, (hold it f. certain; mistaken f. him; be hanged f. a pirate; take f. granted; If. one do not believe it; did it f. the second time; f. GOOD); by reason, under influence, because, on account, of (did it f. pure wantonness; avoid it f. fear of accidents; I tremble f. him; notorious f. parsimony; do it f. my sake; fie f. shame!; alas f. him!); in spite of (f. all that, f. all you say, f. all he seems to dislike me, I still like him); on account of the hindrance of (were it not, but, except, f. one thing I might be happy); corresponding to, in contrast with, (f. one enemy he has a hundred friends; bulk f. bulk, taking equal bulk of each; word f. word, literally, verbatim); so far as concerns, regarding, (f. the rest; f. my part; f. all, aught, I know; hard up f. money; wants f. nothing); considering, making the allowance required by, the usual nature of (a humaneman f. an executioner; very bright f. a winter day); during, over, to the extent of, (has been so f. months; walk f. two miles; made comfortable f. life, f. the present; left him alone f. once); f. all the world, exactly (looked f. a. t. w. like a porpoise). 2. Conj. (introducing new sentence or series of sentences containing proof of or reason for believing what has been previously stated) seeing that, since, in order to be convinced of this observe or remember that. . .
By Sir Augustus Henry
Because of; with respect to; considered as, in the place of; for the sake of; in comparative respect; after O, an expression of desire ; in account of, in solution of; inducing to as a motive; in remedy of; in exchange for; in the place of, instead of; in supply of, to serve in the place of; through a certain duration; in search of, in quest of; in favour of, on the part of; with intention of; notwithstanding; to the use of; in consequence of; in recompence of.
By Thomas Sheridan
Word of the day
- A malignant arising nuclear layer retina that is most primary eye in children. The tumor tends to occur early childhood or infancy present at birth. majority are sporadic, but condition may be transmitted as autosomal dominant trait. Histologic features include dense cellularity, small round polygonal cells, areas of calcification and necrosis. An abnormal pupil reflex (leukokoria); NYSTAGMUS; STRABISMUS; visual loss represent common clinical characteristics this condition. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles Practice Oncology, 5th ed, p2104)