for its own sake

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for its own sake

(Done or pursued) for its own merits more than anything else. I took on this project for its own sake, not because of the paycheck.
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for its ˈown sake

because you are interested in it, and not because you could gain an advantage from doing it: I’m not learning Arabic for any special reason; I’m doing it for its own sake, because I enjoy it.
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"It's not heritage for it's own sake, or the architectural importance of the castle, it's the fact that it's a resource and a resource that can be used for the benefit of the people who live locally."
And if governments will do any one thing well, it is to preserve their own power for it's own sake. There is no reasoning with them, there is only reasoning with the multitude [of] fools who give government power its teeth."
The research isn't just for it's own sake: IBM is one of the top producers of semiconductors, mainly for its own consumption in advanced servers, storage systems and other devices.
They do train, but to meet their needs, not because they go for the 'paper chase' of qualification for it's own sake.
'The greatest pleasure as I leave is that we have a university which doesn't just want to be one for it's own sake, there's a moral purpose.
Automation for it's own sake, however, is of little benefit, according to Joe Clouse, vice president of insurance consulting at Mitchell International.
"It goes without saying that winning this game is important for it's own sake - it's a passport to the quarter-finals and then who knows."
If you're like most of us your typical response is, "So what?" But, just because you aren't interested in technology for it's own sake doesn't mean you should discount its benefits.
Go to Wincanton or Taunton, or further up-country, and you will find people who follow jumping for it's own sake, who don't whinge about prize- money and foreign comparisons.