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Sake, cause, interest; always preceded by for (by from only in Evans' language: Wiv. III, 1, 42), == in behalf, on account: “what I should do again for such a s.” Compl. 322. With of: “for the s. of them thou sorrowest for,” Err. I, 1, 122. “for the s. of merit,” Ant. II, 7, 61. “for the s. of it,” Per. III, 1, 21. Usually with an Anglosaxon genitive: Lucr. 533. Pilgr. 120. Gent. II, 2, 5. III, 1, 17. III, 2, 63. IV, 4, 182. IV, 4, 182 V, 4, 149. Meas. V, 408. Err. I, 2, 93. II, 1, 77. II, 2, 24. III, 2, 6. LLL IV, 1, 32. IV, 3, 357. IV, 3, 357 IV, 3, 357 IV, 3, 357 Merch. II, 4, 35. IV, 1, 379. As I, 2, 293. Shr. Ind. 2, 1. All's I, 1, 24. I, 3, 43. Tw. III, 3, 34. 4, 336. H6A II, 5, 51. R3 I, 4, 216 etc. Proverbial phrases: “can you tell for whose s.?” Err. III, 1, 57. “are now 'for the Lord's s'.” Meas. IV, 3, 21. “will lend nothing for God's s.” Ado V, 1, 322. The s of the genitive omitted; after sibilants: “for praise s.” LLL IV, 1, 37. “for alliance s.” H6A II, 5, 53. “for goodness s.” H6A II, 5, 53. “for their poor mistress s.” III, 1, 47. “for Venus s.” Troil. IV, 5, 49. “for conscience s.” Cor. II, 3, 36. “for Brutus s.” Caes. III, 2, 70. “for justice s.” IV, 3, 19. After other letters: “for fashion s.” As III, 2, 271. “for's oath s.” Tw. III, 4, 326. “for heaven s.” John IV, 1, 78. “for recreation s.” H4A I, 2, 174. “for sport s.” II, 1, 78. “for their own credit s.” II, 1, 78 “for safety s.” V, 1, 65. “for your health and your digestion s.” Troil. II, 3, 120. With personal pronouns: “for my s.” Ven. 105. Sonn. 42, 7. 111, 1. Gent. II, 1, 136. Wiv. III, 5, 126. Ado IV, 1, 321. V, 2, 70. Merch. I, 1, 185 etc. “for thy s.” Gent. II, 2, 10. V, 4, 70. All's II, 3, 245. H6A V, 4, 19. H6A V, 4, 19 R3 I, 2, 146 etc. “for his s.” Meas. III, 1, 238. V, 495. Ado IV, 1, 320. Mids. II, 2, 29. All's I, 1, 110. Tw. V, 85 etc. “for her s.” Sonn. 145, 3. LLL IV, 3, 134. Mids. II, 1, 136. Mids. II, 1, 136 As II, 4, 76 etc. “for your s.” Tp. III, 1, 66. Gent. IV, 2, 23. Wiv. I, 1, 268. Merch. IV, 1, 426 etc. for their s. H5 Epil. 13 (rhyming). With an adjective before it: “for whose dear s.” Gent. V, 4, 47. Rom. III, 3, 136. “for your lovely s.” Meas. V, 496. “for your own s.” Ado II, 1, 105. As I, 2, 189. All's II, 3, 96. cf. Gent. IV, 2, 24. “for thy sweet s.” Mids. II, 2, 103. “for your good s.” Shr. II, 61. “for your worthy s.” All's III, 3, 5.
Plur. --s: “for their --s,” Wiv. IV, 5, 110. “for your fair --s,” LLL V, 2, 765. “for both our --s,” Shr. V, 2, 15.
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