|prep.||1.||In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.|
|1.||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.|
Now, for so many glorious actions done,
For peace at home, and for the public wealth,
I mean to crown a bowl for Cæsar's health.
|2.||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.|
Shall I think the worls was made for one,
And men are born for kings, as beasts for men,
Not for protection, but to be devoured?
|3.||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.|
It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and it is for men's health to be temperate.
|4.||Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; ntending to go to.|
|5.||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.|
|6.||Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.|
If a man can be fully assured of anything for a truth, without having examined, what is there that he may not embrace for tru ?
|7.||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.|
|8.||Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.|
|9.||Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.|
|conj.||1.||Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.|
|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.|
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.
|n.||1.||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.|
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