For why
For For, conj. 1. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. [1913 Webster]

And for of long that way had walk['e]d none, The vault was hid with plants and bushes hoar. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

And Heaven defend your good souls, that you think I will your serious and great business scant, For she with me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever. --Ps. cxxxvi. 1. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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