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for the sake of

1. Also for one's sake. Out of consideration or regard for a person or thing; for someone's or something's advantage or good. For example, For Jill's sake we did not serve meat, or We have to stop fighting for the sake of family unity. [Early 1200s]
2. For the purpose or motive of, as in You like to quarrel only for the sake of an argument. [Early 1200s]
3. for God's sake. Also for goodness or heaven's or Pete's or pity's sake . An exclamation showing surprise, impatience, anger, or some other emotion, depending on the context. For example, For God's sake, I didn't expect to see you here, or Hurry up, for goodness sake, or For heaven's sake, how can you say such a mean thing? or For pity's sake, finish your dinner. The variants are euphemisms for God. [c. 1300] For a synonym, see for the love of, def. 2.
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Today is the 10th of the honourable month of Muharram, and on this day Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), along with his 72 companions embraced martyrdom at Karbala for goodness and glory of Islam, the President said in a message on the occasion of Ashura-e-Muharram.
For the very first For Goodness Sake health store opened its doors - and four decades later the family-run business is still going strong and getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.
Such goodness may indeed seem heroic, but Mary Baker Eddy (who founded Christian Science) once wrote: "Goodness never fails to receive its reward, for goodness makes life a blessing".
IN MADE FOR GOODNESS, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu offer a series of poignant reflections that speak about their lifelong quests to choose righteousness in a world gone awry.
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But according to the makers of adult milkshake, For Goodness Shakes is more likely to be in the form of a 'grab n go' nutritionally enhanced milkshake, rather than a glass of the white stuff.
Since an agent,s failure to conform to rational standards of conduct does not mean that the agent is not striving to do so, lightness is not a necessary condition for goodness.
The diversity and reach of the business is a great fit for goodness Mfg.
In a message on the occasion of Ashura in Muharram ul Haram 1434 Hijri, the President said today is the 10th of the honourable and dignified month of Muharram and on this day Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with his 72 companions embraced martyrdom in Karbala for goodness and glory of Islam.
For the very first For Goodness Sake health store opened its doors -and four decades later the family-run business is still going strong and getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.
Jeremy Martin, marketing director and co-founder, told The Grocer the funding would be used to invest in above-the-line advertising for its For Goodness Shakes
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Then come along to For Goodness Sake and sample the great range of products and services on offer.
The move, which also flags up its 2% fat content more prominently, puts Mars in a position to dominate the category, which is currently only occupied by For Goodness Shakes