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

  For \For\, conj.
     1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old
        English, the reason of anything.
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              And for of long that way had walk['e]d none,
              The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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              And Heaven defend your good souls, that you think
              I will your serious and great business scant,
              For she with me.                      --Shak.
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     2. Since; because; introducing a reason of something before
        advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or
        the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is
        logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but
        connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very
        general introduction to something suggested by what has
        gone before.
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              Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his
              mercy endureth forever.               --Ps. cxxxvi.
                                                    1.
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              Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,
              Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
              Did not go forth of us, 't were all alike
              As if we had them not.                --Shak.
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     For because, because. [Obs.] "Nor for because they set less
        store by their own citizens." --Robynson (More's Utopia).
  
     For why.
        (a) Why; for that reason; wherefore. [Obs.]
        (b) Because. [Obs.] See Forwhy.
  
     Syn: See Because.
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