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French translation of 'sake'

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[ˈseɪk ]
for sb’s sake, for the sake of sb (to benefit sb) pour qn
Do it for my sake! Fais-le pour moi !
for the sake of sth, for sth’s sake (to benefit sth) [one’s health, wellbeing, sanity]
He gave up smoking for the sake of his health. Il a arrêté de fumer pour des raisons de santé.
I resigned from my job for the sake of my sanity. J’ai démissionné de mon travail dans l’intérêt de ma santé mentale.
for the sake of sth (for a particular reason)
for the sake of historical accuracy par souci de la vérité historique
For safety’s sake, don’t stand behind the horse. Pour plus de sûreté, ne reste pas derrière le cheval.
for the sake of a few pounds pour économiser quelques livres
arguing for arguing’s sake discuter pour (le plaisir de) discuter
He enjoys talking for talking’s sake.,He enjoys talking for its own sake. Il aime parler pour parler.
art for art’s sake l’art pour l’art
just for the sake of it (for no particular reason) juste pour le plaisir
for the sake of argument à titre d’exemple
3.  (expressing annoyance, impatience) (informal)
for heaven’s sake! pour l’amour du ciel !
for God’s sake
Stop it, for God’s sake! Arrête, bon sang !
for goodness’ sake
For goodness’ sake, what are you doing? Mais enfin, qu’est-ce que tu fais ?

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Example Sentences Including 'sake'

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Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that this is true.
Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
Art for art 's sake has become a dirty philosophy.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But at least she spoke up for supporting art for art 's sake.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It was being musicians for the sake of something to do.
The Sun (2011)
The prestige of celebrity for its own sake is not something that interests me.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There are photos of him in trunks, for goodness sake.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This is art for art 's sake.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They can go back street by street, for goodness sake.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They were beautiful to watch, but there was no sense of art for art 's sake.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We're not doing something for the sake of doing something.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But resist the temptation to do something for the sake of it.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Art is for art 's sake and within reason you can do what you like.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She is marrying a millionaire for goodness' sake.
The Sun (2016)
For the sake of this argument we seem to cease to have a future.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We have exhausted the art for art's sake argument.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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