Definition of 'for'

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Example sentences containing 'for'

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Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. The Sun (2016)Such housebuilders will always look for quick profits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Maybe a third for something really nice? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can decide for ourselves what we want. The Sun (2016)This is not what car parking charges should be used for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He knows they will always be there for him. The Sun (2016) For all of the midfielder's potential, there is so little end product. The Sun (2016)Wide use of the opt-out clause for retention of personal data will limit the data's research potential. Computing (2010)Northampton showed little respect to King by burying news of his departure at the bottom of a press release with the team announcement for today 's game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To help you a sample letter is included here for you to use. Lashford, Stephanie The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)Yet there may be an escape clause for the research council. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We wanted to do something for the two of us that was personal and different. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Try the following exercises out for yourself and on a group of people. O'Keeffe, John Your One Week Way to Mind-Fitness (1994)This can spark ideas for a new way of working. The Sun (2014)They should be charged for use of ambulance and hospital services. The Sun (2015)Pity you were straining for something more profound. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The company can feel confused for a long time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And for him to use the power of his money in a different way. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will be something new for us and will be a big test of our character. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It always takes time for the new manager to find out what he needs to know about certain players. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is part of our natural caring attitude and concern for others and used sensibly can be to our advantage. Harris, Jean Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)And special mentions for the following. The Sun (2006)The search has now begun for this year 's success stories. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We waited for the blip; none came. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is this the biggest get-out clause yet for parents or the biggest burden? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pitches are always suitable for bowlers familiar with English conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You'll also need the following for the final touches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now for the payoff clause. Christianity Today (2000)Yes, with easier get-out clauses for both parties through negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is still about the search for victory; it is still about partisanship, drama and excellence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'for'

intended, appropriate to, designed to meet the needs of
on behalf of, representing
throughout, during, over a span of
in favour of, backing, supporting, pro
towards, to, in the direction of
because of, due to, owing to, on account of

Trends of 'for'

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