his Son, would, notwithstanding, vouchsafe to grant.Hooker.
2. Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which
anything is, acts, serves, or is done.
The oak for nothing ill,Spenser.
The osier good for twigs, the poplar for the mill.
It was young counsel for the persons, and violent counsel for the matters.Bacon.
Shall I think the worls was made for one,Dryden.
And men are born for kings, as beasts for men,
Not for protection,
but to be devoured?
For he writes not for money, nor for praise.Denham.
3. Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in
favor of; on the side of; opposed to against.
We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.2 Cor. xiii. 8.
It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and
it is for men's health to be temperate.Tillotson.
Aristotle is for poetical justice.Dennis.
4. Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is
made; ntending to go to.
We sailed from Peru for China and Japan.Bacon.
5. Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute,
an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand,
foot for foot.Ex. xxi. 23, 24.
6. Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
We take a falling meteor for a star.Cowley.
If a man can be fully assured of anything for a truth, without having examined, what is there that he
may not embrace for tru?Locke.
Most of our ingenious young men take up some cried- up English poet for their model.Dryden.
But let her go for an ungrateful woman.Philips.
7. Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite
of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; generally
followed by all, aught, anything, etc.
The writer will do what she please for all me.Spectator.
God's desertion shall, for aught he knows, the next minute supervene.Dr. H. More.
For anything that legally appears to the contrary, it may be a contrivance to fright us.Swift.