''I had to stay with my wicked stepmother, for I had nowhere else to go.''
(quote-book)|others=act 3, scene 4|url=http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/playmenu.php?WorkID=12night|passage=(..)Dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skillful and deadly.
(quote-book)|passage=(..)nor is there found, in sea or on land, a sweeter or pleasanter of gifts than she; for she is prime in comeliness and seemlihead of face and symmetrical shape of perfect grace; her check is ruddy dight, her brow flower white, her teeth gem-bright, her eyes blackest black and whitest white, her hips of heavy weight, her waist slight and her favour exquisite.
(quote-book)|chapter=23|passage="By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
''The astronauts headed for the moon.''
''Run for the hills!''
''He was headed for the door when he remembered.''
(RQ:Bacon The New Atlanti)
- We sailed from Peru(.) for China and Japan.
''I have something for you.''
In order to help, benefit, gratify, honor etc. (someone or something).
''Everything I do, I do for you.''
To be used or treated in a stated way, or with a stated purpose.
''This is a new bell for my bicycle.''
''These apples here are for eating. The rest are for throwing away.''
Supporting; in favour of.
''All those for the motion raise your hands.''
''Ten voted for, and three against.''
by extension of definition 5 above – wanting.
''Who's for ice-cream?''
''I'm for going by train''
''He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.''
(qualifier) ''He looks better for having lost weight.''
''She was the worse for drink.''
''I like her for lots of reasons.''
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-3)
Over (a period of time).
''I've lived here for three years. ''
''They fought for days over a silly pencil.''
- To guide the sun's bright chariot for a day.
Throughout or across (a distance in space).
''I can see for miles.''
On behalf of.
''I will stand in for him.''
''I speak for the Prime Minister.''
In the role or capacity of; instead of; in place of.
''I used a hay bale for a bed.''
''He's got a turnip for a brain.''
In exchange for; in correspondence or equivalence with.
''I got five hundred pounds for that old car!''
''He matched me blow for blow.''
- And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
''I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.''
''He's going for his doctorate.''
''Do you want to go for coffee?''
''People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.''
''Can you go to the store for some eggs?''
''I'm saving up for a car.''
''Don't wait for an answer.''
''What did he ask you for?''
- He writes not for money, nor for praise.
By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
''Fair for its day.''
''She's spry for an old lady.''
''For all his expensive education, he didn't seem very bright.''
(quote-book)|publisher=William Heinemann|location=London|page=113|passage="You must keep your head. There is still hope." "Hope!" "Yes; plentiful hope -- for all this destruction!"
1892 August 6, "The Unbidden Guest", in (w) (editor), ''(w)'',http://books.google.com/books?id=XNwRAAAAYAAJ page 133,
- Mr. Joseph Blenkinshaw was perhaps not worth quite so much as was reported; but for all that he was a very wealthy man (..)
''For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely.'' (=''It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.'')
''All I want is for you to be happy.'' (=''All I want is that you be happy.'')
''O for the wings of a dove.''
''Ah! for wings to soar...''
''And now for a slap-up meal!''
1623, William Shakespeare, ''The Life of Henry the Fift'', Prologue:
- O For a Muſe of Fire, that would aſcend / The brighteſt Heauen of Inuention :
1858 March 27, "The Lay of the Brief", in ''Punch, Or, The London Charivari'', page 129:
- Oh! but to breathe the air / By their side under summer skies! To watch the blush on their cheeks, / The light in their liquid eyes. / Oh! but for one short hour, / To whisper a word of love; (..)
''Go scuba diving? For one thing, I can't even swim.''
In honor of; after.
''He is named for his grandfather.''
Due or facing (a certain outcome or fate).
''He totally screwed up that project. Now he's surely for the sack.''
of|Out of; (non-gloss definition)
''Don't take me for a fool.''
17th century (w), ''Wit|Of Wit''
- We take a falling meteor for a star.
- if a man can be persuaded and fully assured of anything for a truth without having examined, what is there that he may not embrace for truth ?
c. 1690, (w), ''Translations'' (Preface)
- Most of our ingenious young men take up some cry'd-up English poet for their model.
1712, (w), ''The Distrest Mother''
- But let her go for an ungrateful woman.
1976, (w), ''The Rider of Lost Creek'', Bantam Dell ((ISBN)), Chapter 2:
- They knew him for a stranger.
- We'll have a bib, for spoiling of thy doublet.
''to account for one's whereabouts''; ''to care for a relative''; ''to settle for second best''; ''to allow for mistakes''; and so forth
To, (non-gloss definition)
1896, ''McClure's magazine'', page 270:
- “&39;Ugh—I&39;ll not be able for get up. Send for M&39;sieu le Curé—I&39;ll be goin&39; for die for sure.&39;
2007, H. Nigel Thomas, ''Return to Arcadia: A Novel'' (Tsar Publications):
- "She say that when nigger people step out o&39; they place and start for rub shoulders with Bacra, trouble just &39;round the corner."
(mixed mutation of)
(past tense of).
1998, Henrik Ibsen, trans. Odd Tangerud ''Puphejmo : Dramo en tri aktoj'', http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19030
- NORA (komencas elpreni el la skatolo, sed baldaŭ forĵetas ĉion). Ho, se mi kuraĝus eliri. Se nur neniu venus. Se nur ne dume okazus io hejme. Stulta babilaĵo; neniu venos. Nur ne pensi. Brosi la mufon. Delikataj gantoj, delikataj gantoj. For el la pensoj! For, for! Unu, du, tri, kvar, kvin, ses — (krias) Jen, tie ili venas —
- : NORA (begins to unpack the box, but soon pushes it all away). Oh, if I dared go out. If only no one would come. If only I could be sure nothing would happen here in the meantime. Stupid nonsense; no one will come. Only I mustn't think about it. I will brush my muff. What lovely, lovely gloves. Out of my thoughts, Away, away! One, two, three, four, five, six— (Screams) There, someone's coming—
(only used in)
(alternative form of)
in favour of
(misspelling of), (nn-verb-form of)