for one(redirected from I for One)
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for (someone or something)
Supporting or approving of someone or something. Can you believe he's for building that new shopping center right in the middle of town?
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As one example or reason (out of several potential ones). Often used after a name or personal pronoun to count someone or oneself as an example of something. Why don't I like musicals? Well, for one, I just can't take a story seriously when it's set to music. I can tell you that I for one am really happy about the changes to the tax law they've introduced. A: "Who is coming to the movie later?" B: "Mary, for one, but I haven't heard back from anyone else."
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Also, for one thing. As the first of several possible instances. For example, Everything seemed to go wrong; for one, we had a flat tire, and then we lost the keys, or I find many aspects of your proposal to be inadequate; for one thing, you don't specify where you'll get the money . For one can also be applied to a person, as in He doesn't like their behavior, and I for one agree with him.
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I, you, etc. for ˈoneused to emphasize that a particular person does something and that you believe other people do too: It’s getting late and I, for one, must be going. ♢ ‘Who says stamp collecting is strange?’ ‘Well, Jack, for one, and I’m pretty sure Jane does too.’
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