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.
See also: for, sake
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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.
See also: for, sake

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.
See also: for, sake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
'Give me no thanks; it is not for your sake that I refrain.
"Oh, you know what for; for your sake and your children's in the future."
"You want it for the children's sake, but you don't think of me?" she said, quite forgetting or not having heard that he had said, "for your sake and the children's."
"Oh, I said: for your sake. Above all for your sake," he repeated, frowning as though in pain, "because I am certain that the greater part of your irritability comes from the indefiniteness of the position."
Your father, unfortunately, yielded to them, for your sake. You were told that he had died in prison.
He saw the wisdom of it for your sake, for the sake of the family, even for his own sake.
Download Aoun to school students: My struggle for Lebanon's independence was for your sake NNA - On holy Easter occasion, Lebanese President General Michel Aoun and first Lebanese Lady Nadia Chami Aoun opened the doors of Baabda Palace for a delegation of students from five schools in different Lebanese regions, whereupon President Aoun addressed the students saying, "My political struggle in favor of Lebanon's independence was for your sake and the sake of my daughters and grandsons." The President said that he would not let the rural regions be spared from any development as he had already put a program for such regions in this regard.