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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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References in classic literature ?
For Heaven's sake, Jessie," she said, "look around and see if there is anything more
To be brief, they added to these such other forcible arguments that Don Fernando's manly heart, being after all nourished by noble blood, was touched, and yielded to the truth which, even had he wished it, he could not gainsay; and he showed his submission, and acceptance of the good advice that had been offered to him, by stooping down and embracing Dorothea, saying to her, "Rise, dear lady, it is not right that what I hold in my heart should be kneeling at my feet; and if until now I have shown no sign of what I own, it may have been by Heaven's decree in order that, seeing the constancy with which you love me, I may learn to value you as you deserve.
He thought he lived in a country where turkeys were the ruling class, and every year they held a feast to manifest their sense of Heaven's goodness in sparing their lives to kill them later.
Now had the great Proclaimer, with a voice More awful than the sound of trumpet, cried Repentance, and Heaven's kingdom nigh at hand To all baptized.
Now must we praise the guardian of heaven's kingdom,
Heaven's Consciousness: A Near-Death Experience With Relevant Poetry
Each book goes into more detail about things such as the interiors of heaven's mansions, God's Holy City, golden archways, gateways and more.
The tracks are "Voices in Heaven's Cathedral" (16:13), "Voices for Mother Earth" (18:22), and "Voices of Dreams" (18:32).
The Heaven's Gate home page also refers to the founders as ``The Two,'' and says they began ``rounding up their crew in '75.
San Diego police linked the 39 people to a group called Heaven's Gate that maintained an elaborate Internet site under that name.
Unlike the Beatles, however, Heaven's Gate had a practical reason for encoding words on their page: Alphabetically listed from Antichrist to Yoda, the words are meant to be detected by the World Wide Web's search tools so that more Internet surfers would be directed to the site.
The author's own perspective was changed when his teen son was killed in a car accident: his perceptions and his study of the bible and heaven's promise lends to a treatise that offers insights on heaven's hope and everything from the worship process to what really matters in life and beyond.
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The move to the heart of the Colmore Business district is part of Bloomer Heaven's strategic development to grow the business and enhance its offering to clients.
Written by an Episcopal priest, Hell's Abyss Heaven's Grace: War and Christian Spirituality is a strident call to the power of nonviolent resistance, rather than war, to change the world.