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for the sake of (someone)

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


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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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.
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.
There has never (yes, "never") been, since at least the 1940s but unquestionably since 1967, "honest" brokerage from Washington or at least, if insistence on honesty is misinformed or naively misplaced, temporary impartiality for the sake of US interests.
They termed the KLB as a menace adding it is killing cousin for US and we will not allow our country to be sold in return for the sake of US dollars at any cost.
Aside from getting to play with all the latest gizmos, the poor hosts have to jet all over the world for the sake of us consumers.
With the Gaza ceasefire holding thus far and a new US president inspiring hope around the world, faith leaders and political leaders need to seize the opportunity to work together sensibly and make brave, honest decisions for the sake of us all.
For the sake of us all, there must be action to prevent further needless tragedies.
Linda Cox: "The current Carbon Dioxide emission rate is simply out of control and MUST be addressed for the sake of us all.
Putting yourself in a position that's likely to be stressful isn't always unavoidable, but try for the sake of us all.
Afghanistan's elections will have to be held before November's US elections, more for the sake of US than Afghan democracy.