for sake

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for one's (own) sake

for one's good or benefit; in honor of someone. I have to earn a living for my family's sake. I did it for my mother's sake.
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for someone (or something's) sake

 and for the sake of someone or something
for the purpose or benefit of someone or something; to satisfy the demands of someone or something. I made a meatless dinner for John's sake; he's a vegetarian. The teacher repeated the assignment for the sake of the slower students.
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References in classic literature ?
In the highest class, I replied,--among those goods which he who would be happy desires both for their own sake and for the sake of their results.
Let me ask you now:--How would you arrange goods--are there not some which we welcome for their own sakes, and independently of their consequences, as, for example, harmless pleasures and enjoyments, which delight us at the time, although nothing follows from them?
And would you not recognize a third class, such as gymnastic, and the care of the sick, and the physician's art; also the various ways of money-making--these do us good but we regard them as disagreeable; and no one would choose them for their own sakes, but only for the sake of some reward or result which flows from them?
In this connection I should like to confess my surprise on finding that notwithstanding all its apparatus of analysis the story consists for the most part of physical impressions; impressions of sound and sight, railway station, streets, a trotting horse, reflections in mirrors and so on, rendered as if for their own sake and combined with a sublimated description of a desirable middle-class town-residence which somehow manages to produce a sinister effect.
Though he had thrown on one side the Christian dogmas it never occurred to him to criticise the Christian ethics; he accepted the Christian virtues, and indeed thought it fine to practise them for their own sake, without a thought of reward or punishment.
In large part that's true, but it isn't for certain types of activity, namely the things we want to do for their own sake.
Since, however, mirth is useful for the sake of the rest and pleasures it affords; and since, in human life, pleasure and rest are not in quest for their own sake, but for the sake of operation, as stated in Ethic.
Quoting Aristotle, Newman noted that while useful possessions "bear fruit," liberal possessions are used only for their own sake, and when they are used ".
I would also advise the youths themselves to come forward as soon as possible for their own sake.
The sermon is, indeed, a teaching moment, but seldom should exegetical observations be offered for their own sake.
Formally, the work's vocabulary is related to geometric abstraction--the materials belong to the domain of construction, and the dialogue with architecture is patent: Lamouroux invokes certain characteristics of modern art history, not for their own sake but more broadly as components of a visual culture that has already assimilated them.
Howell, Vanessa Harding, and John Guillory, go far beyond the usual conference commentary; they are worth reading for their own sake, not merely as appetizers.
It is a book that plays with words and ideas, often for their own sake, and so will find a useful place on students' and academics' shelves.
And they should realise that turning the lives of two six-month-old babies into a soap opera for their own sake appalls everyone.