for one thing

for one thing

As one example or reason (out of several potential ones). Why don't I like musicals? Well, for one thing, I just can't take a story seriously when it's set to music. I prefer shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. It's nice talking to someone in person, for one thing.
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for one thing

see under for one.
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for ˈone thing, ...(, and for aˈnother, ...)

one reason is..., and another reason is...: You ought to stop smoking, you know. For one thing, you’re damaging your health, and for another, you can’t afford it!‘Why don’t you get a car?’ ‘Well for one thing, I can’t drive!’
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References in classic literature ?
I really liked Bloomfield better; for one thing, his poem was written in the heroic decasyllabics which I preferred to any other verse.
She was, for one thing, physically and mentally suited among these new surroundings.
Is he trying to use me for one thing? Dear Alex, I MET a guy who is a couple of years older than me.
Mid Glam LINDA SAYS: For one thing, stop gracing him with the title The One!
For one thing, their telecarb never seems to work when it is most needed--a great plot device that keeps it from becoming an annoying deus ex machina.
Well, for one thing, there isn't exactly a readily available body of literature on the subject, and certainly not one that is as recent and bound between hard covers.
For one thing, the difference in rainfall patterns between East and West demanded it, and the Prior Appropriation Water Doctrine of land settlement was already well established in the southwestern part of the present United States long before there was a United States of America.
For one thing, the law requires only that schools make progress toward the proficiency standard established by each state.
For 90 minutes or more your eyes are fixed on one thing;' says immi, "you are chasing one thing, fighting for one thing: the ball.
For one thing, there seems to be a growing unease among the work force with professionals recklessly seeking advancement at any cost.
For one thing, one can grant that the old style of describing objective events and social facts, assuming that the responses of historical actors to those events are unproblematic, or even "natural," is unacceptable.
For one thing, as a man who has devoted his life to the unprofitable profession of gay rights activist, Kameny says he could use the money.
I don't look at us even as a race because, for one thing, race has little value as a word.
"Well," Early said, "for one thing there was no competition from the internet, so you could have a 'heyday."'
Turnbull: For one thing, they must make sure that their clinical documentation matches the MDS.