for sake

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for (one's) (own) sake

Out of regard or respect for someone or oneself; for the benefit, advantage, or good of oneself or another person. For my own sake, I'm going to take a few extra days off at Christmas to spend with my family. For Jonathan's sake, we need to be sure to find a restaurant that is sensitive to peanut allergies.
See also: for, 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.
See also: for, sake

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.
See also: for, sake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
She had great pleasure in hearing Frank Churchill talked of; and, for his sake, greater pleasure than ever in seeing Mr.
- Shall I say again, for his sake? Is that necessary?'
It's of no use pretending to make a secret of matters now, after what I have told you already; you know she didn't marry old Bounderby for her own sake, or for his sake, but for my sake.
When the man came along, the angel asked him, ˜Where are you heading to?' He said, ˜I am going to visit a brother of mine who lives in this village.' The angel asked, ˜Have you done him any favour (for which you are now seeking repayment)?' He said, ˜No, I just love him for the sake of Allah.' The angel told him, ˜I am a messenger to you from Allah, sent to tell you that He loves you as you love your brother for His sake. AaAeAeAY [Muslim] How could we de or ignore the significance of this when we understand that our love for our sister in Islam brings to us the love of Allah?
Let's all pray it's a long way away from the nearest B&Q, not so much for his sake but for the sake of council taxpayers and most certainly for the sake of his poor, poor new neighbours!
For his sake, the boy's sake and for our sake, we hope the system can cope with the strain.