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 for Because of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Because \Be*cause"\, conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.]
     1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the
        reason that. --Milton.
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     2. In order that; that. [Obs.]
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              And the multitude rebuked them because they should
              hold their peace.                     --Matt. xx.
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     Because of, by reason of, on account of. [Prep. phrase.]
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              Because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon
              the children of disobedience.         --Eph. v. 6.
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     Syn: Because, For, Since, As, Inasmuch As.
     Usage: These particles are used, in certain connections, to
            assign the reason of a thing, or that "on account of"
            which it is or takes place. Because (by cause) is the
            strongest and most emphatic; as, I hid myself because
            I was afraid. For is not quite so strong; as, in
            Shakespeare, "I hate him, for he is a Christian."
            Since is less formal and more incidental than because;
            as, I will do it since you request me. It more
            commonly begins a sentence; as, Since your decision is
            made, I will say no more. As is still more incidental
            than since, and points to some existing fact by way of
            assigning a reason. Thus we say, as I knew him to be
            out of town, I did not call. Inasmuch as seems to
            carry with it a kind of qualification which does not
            belong to the rest. Thus, if we say, I am ready to
            accept your proposal, inasmuch as I believe it is the
            best you can offer, we mean, it is only with this
            understanding that we can accept it.
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