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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!
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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.
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for the sake of somebody/something

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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).
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However, it seems to me, for a community to flourish we must, at times, choose to give up our individual autonomy for the sake of us all.
PM Imran shed light on the losses faced by Pakistan in fighting the war on terror for the sake of US, saying that the ally lost 70,000 people and billions of rupees.
PM Imran also highlighted the losses faced by Pakistan in fighting the war on terror for the sake of US, saying that the ally lost 70,000 people and billions of rupees.
"So, they come not for the sake of us, but for the sake of them, their survival, but their survival is actually our survival as well, the survival of the entire biosphere.
He said: "So, they come not for the sake of us, but for the sake of them, their survival, but their survival is actually our survival as well -- the survival of the entire biosphere."
With the opening of the Launch CoE, I hope that it might serve to support those who have volunteered themselves for the sake of us all."
I hope for the sake of us all he might be right this time.
Bit by bit, doing good for the sake of us could deliver us from Peter Howson's tormented vision- something the artist himself would wholeheartedly approve of.
''Let us hope, for the sake of us and our planet, that this is not our future.''
| WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- For the sake of US national security, it is time to stop playing politics with the US Defense Department and move beyond the "distractions and delay," the White House said Thursday night in response to Senate Republicans blocking the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reminds the UN not to damage its reputation for the sake of US interests and say the whole truth."
Expressing his serious concerns he said education and health budgets had been cut for the sake of US war.
Don't we feel sympathy with those who work day and night for the sake of us? The dear security forces, who deserve respect and gratitude.
Gwynedd and Porthmadog town councillor Selwyn Griffiths said: "It's a shameful thing to have done, to desecrate a monument to the lives of those who died in world wars for the sake of us living in the present."