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for the sake of (someone or something)

Out of regard or respect for someone or something; for the benefit, advantage, or purpose of something or somebody. For the sake of those who have already read the chapter, I won't go into it in too much detail here today. For the sake of decency, please stop using such profane language in church!
See also: for, of, sake
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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.
See also: for, of, sake
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for the sake of somebody/something


for somebody’s/something’s sake

in order to help somebody/something or because you like somebody/something: They stayed together for the sake of the children.You can do it. Please, for my sake.I hope you’re right, for all our sakes (= because this is important for all of us).
See also: for, of, sake, somebody, something
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References in classic literature ?
"All right," said the Writer of Fables, in a whisper; "but for goodness' sake speak lower."
But for goodness' sake don't suppose," her eyes added, "that I would force my acquaintance on you, I simply admire you and like you." "I like you too, and you're very, very sweet.
Martin Luther King Junior had once said, 'There is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness.' If we are in any doubt as to whether all of us have natural fountain of goodness within ourselves then we must see the smile of an infant.
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.
Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference, Johannesburg/London, Rider, 2010, 206 pages
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.
For goodness sake this is looking at a tadpole in Leazes Park lake.
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".
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes all the Difference, by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu.
Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu's MADE FOR GOODNESS (9780061706592, $25.99) is written by the Archbishop and his daughter, who is also an ordained Episcopal minister, and here argues that humanity is destined for goodness.
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.
For Goodness' Sake: Supporting Children & Teens In Discovering Life's Highest Values is a sourcebook of activities, advice, and tips on sharing values with children from ages 4 to 17.
Not even brown rice, bulgur, herbal teas, or granola, for goodness' sake.
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. Since an agent's actually conforming to rational standards does not mean that the agent is striving out of love to become more rightly ordered, rightness is not a sufficient condition for goodness.
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.