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.
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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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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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References in classic literature ?
Be assured that for my own sake, as well as yours, I will not rashly encounter danger.
It is in reality for my own sake, that, while I am discovering the rocks on which innocence and goodness often split, I may not be misunderstood to recommend the very means to my worthy readers, by which I intend to show them they will be undone.
"Will you promise never to meddle with my affairs again, if I prove to you that I am loved for my own sake?"
When I thought how you might have misinterpreted it, and believed things" --hope was plainly gaining the ascendancy over misery in Brantain's round, guileless face--"Of course, I know it is nothing to you, but for my own sake I do want you to understand that Mr.
And yet, God declares, "I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins" (v.
I am a Christian for my own sake, whereas I am a leader for your sake; the fact that I am a Christian is to my own advantage, but I am a leader for your advantage.
"Though he slay me, yet will I trust in Him: But I will argue my ways before Him." (Job 13:15) "If you Israel do not have merit, I shall perform [the salvation] for My own sake; for as long as you are in trouble, I am with you, as it says: 'I am with him [Israel] in trouble." (Exodus Rabbah 30:24) No running commentary on the fall-out from disobedience, the rabbinic tradition and the history of the Jewish people replaces the calculus of punishment with the scandal of hope.
"For the kids''sake as well as for my own sake, there has to be a chance."