PREPOSITIONS. For == "as regards;" "because of," referring to the pastFor is hence loosely used in the sense "as regards." “It was young counsel for the persons and violent counsel for
the matter.” B. E. 75. Very commonly this for stands first, before an emphatic subject or object, which is intended to stand in a prominent and emphatic position:
; 2. 112. “Now, for the taking of Sicily, the Athenians did marvellously
“For your desire to know what is between us,
O'er-master it as you may.
covet it.” N. P. 171.
; Rich. II. v. 3. 137. "For a certain term," "for seven days, a day" (or even "for the day" where one day is meant), is still customary, but not
“For your intent,
It is most retrograde to our desires.
“Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,
And for the day confined to fast in fires.