[fɔː;fə] or [fɚ]
(prep.) In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
(prep.) 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.
(prep.) Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
(prep.) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
(conj.) Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.
(conj.) 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.
(n.) 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.
Typed by Camilla
Synonyms and Synonymous
prep. . Because of, by reason of.. On account of, for the sake of.. In the place of, instead of.. Concerning, with respect to, with regard to.. Toward, towards.. Conducive to, beneficial to.. Against, in opposition to, as antidote to.. During, during the term of.. According to, in spite of, as far as.. In favor of, on the side of.. In quest of, with a view to.. As being.
conj. Because, since, on this account that.
conj. the word by which a reason is introduced: because: on the account that.—For because and For that=because; For why=why.
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.
- Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The wind, indeed, seemed made for the scene, as the scene seemed made for the hour. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- She had been all sweetness and kindness, always thankful, always gentle, even when Mrs. Clapp lost her own temper and pressed for the rent. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- I wired to Bristol for it last night. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- It was not good for him to talk too much, and when he was silent, we were silent too. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Miss Havisham sat listening (or it seemed so, for I could not see her face), but still made no answer. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Orders were to move cautiously with skirmishers to the front to feel for the enemy. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Come, come, I'll write you a cheque,' said the little man; and down he sat at the table for that purpose. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- What did you burn 'em for? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- There is more in it than thou dost guess, Conrade; thy simplicity is no match for this deep abyss of wickedness. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Dear Mr. Traddles and dear Trotwood, papa once free with honour, what could I wish for! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- The girl refused; and for the first time, and to the astonishment of the majestic mistress of the school. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- For years I had gradually weaned him from that drug mania which had threatened once to check his remarkable career. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Her lover was no longer to her an exciting man whom many women strove for, and herself could only retain by striving with them. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- No, I've done my lessons for the day. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Mrs. Bennet could certainly spare you for another fortnight. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- For what does reason discover, when it pronounces any action vicious? David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- We must begin, for Laura's sake, where there is the best chance of success, I replied. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- So old an art, and so great and continuous a need for its products necessarily must have resulted in much development and progress. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- She stood looking at him in gloomy, heavy silence, for some time. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- God will protect you; for you have undertaken His work, I answered. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- It is curious that my mother, too, ran away from her family, but not for the sake of her husband. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He would have taken it before now, I believe, but for Fledgeby. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- For a short while the world outside of Menlo Park held Edison's claims in derision. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The lady was young, engaging, and handsome, but not marked for long life. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.