for its own sake

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for its own sake

Used to describe something that someone pursues for its own merits more than anything else. This is an interesting field for its own sake, so I would do this job whether they paid me or not.
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for its ˈown sake

because you are interested in it, and not because you could gain an advantage from doing it: I’m not learning Arabic for any special reason; I’m doing it for its own sake, because I enjoy it.
See also: own, sake
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And if governments will do any one thing well, it is to preserve their own power for it's own sake.
They do train, but to meet their needs, not because they go for the 'paper chase' of qualification for it's own sake.
The greatest pleasure as I leave is that we have a university which doesn't just want to be one for it's own sake, there's a moral purpose.
Automation for it's own sake, however, is of little benefit, according to Joe Clouse, vice president of insurance consulting at Mitchell International.
It goes without saying that winning this game is important for it's own sake - it's a passport to the quarter-finals and then who knows.
But, just because you aren't interested in technology for it's own sake doesn't mean you should discount its benefits.
Go to Wincanton or Taunton, or further up-country, and you will find people who follow jumping for it's own sake, who don't whinge about prize- money and foreign comparisons.
There are oae or two Points of Character belonging to me -- so at least, I believe and trust -- which I would gladly communicate with the name -- Earnest Love of Truth for it's own sake, and steadfast Coavictions grounded on Faith, not Fear, that the Religion, into which I was baptised, is the Truth, without which all other Knowledge ceases to merit the appellation.