for one thing

for one thing

As one example or reason (out of several potential ones). Why don't I like musicals? Well, for one thing, I just can't take a story seriously when it's set to music. I prefer shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. It's nice talking to someone in person, for one thing.
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References in classic literature ?
For one thing he despised all mothers except Wendy, and for another he was the only boy on the island who could neither write nor spell; not the smallest word.
I haven't had a really good education, for one thing," she continued, still on her knees by the sideboard.
For one thing, their telecarb never seems to work when it is most needed--a great plot device that keeps it from becoming an annoying deus ex machina.
Well, for one thing, there isn't exactly a readily available body of literature on the subject, and certainly not one that is as recent and bound between hard covers.
For one thing, Muhammad took the suite Pacquiao was staying in at the MGM Grand and filled it with dignitaries from Pacquiao's native Philippines.
For one thing, the law requires only that schools make progress toward the proficiency standard established by each state.
For one thing, there seems to be a growing unease among the work force with professionals recklessly seeking advancement at any cost.
For one thing, I feel that it starts out with some shame in it because society is geared that way, to make you feel like it's something you shouldn't be.
Turnbull: For one thing, they must make sure that their clinical documentation matches the MDS.
For one thing, the reinsurance industry is picking up the pieces after a year of significant catastrophe loss experience, which will shrink the capacity that has fueled much of the primary market competition.
He couldn't seem to believe that the desperate, extreme way in which he conducted his life--Mike's life closely resembled the lives chronicled in Clark's work--could be contextualized as art, for one thing, and, more important, that somebody in the real, normal world had been impressed enough by guys like him to "upgrade" their lives into works of art, to use his term.
Allen: Well, you know, I think it's been a long time since a serious political movie has been made for one thing, and this is the first serious political movie in several years.
For one thing, he points out that the market had been bigger some Five years ago, but then began to decline.
For one thing, after shuttling between Toronto and New York for many years, he has settled in Manhattan with his lover, architect Mark Krayenhoff (they live in the West Village apartment building that Monica Lewinsky moved into).
For one thing, the initiatives wouldn't lock up designated agricultural lands in perpetuity, since the voters could change the rules later.