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for conj. (obs. uses are as follows)
1. introducing subordinate clauses with two meanings, (1) because Tp. I. ii. 272 “And, for thou wast a spirit too delicate . . . she did confine thee,” Oth. III. iv. 160 “They are . . . jealous for they are jealous” ; also “for that” (freq.) and “for because” Wint. II. i. 7, John II. i. 588, R2 V. v. 3; (2) in order that 3H6 III. i. 9 “And, for the time shall not seem tedious, I'll tell thee” . . ., III. ii. 154.
2. “for and,” and moreover Ham. V. i. 101.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 5.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
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