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PREPOSITIONS. For == "as regards;" "because of," referring to the past

For 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:

For your desire to know what is between us,
O'er-master it as you may.

; 2. 112. “Now, for the taking of Sicily, the Athenians did marvellously
covet it.” N. P. 171.

For your intent,
It is most retrograde to our desires.

; 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

“Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,
And for the day confined to fast in fires.

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