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

  Better \Bet"ter\, n.
     1. Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of;
        as, to get the better of an enemy.
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     2. One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in
        merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
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              Their betters would hardly be found.  --Hooker.
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     For the better, in the way of improvement; so as to produce
        improvement. "If I have altered him anywhere for the
        better." --Dryden.
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