because of
preposition Date: 14th century by reason of ; on account of

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  • Because of — Because Be*cause , conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.] 1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In order that; that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the multitude rebuked them because they should… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • because of — {prep.} On account of; by reason of; as a result of. * /The train arrived late because of the snowstorm./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • because of — {prep.} On account of; by reason of; as a result of. * /The train arrived late because of the snowstorm./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Common because of neighborhood — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common because of vicinage — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Because — Be*cause , conj. [OE. bycause; by + cause.] 1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. In order that; that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And the multitude rebuked them because they should hold their …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of Mice and Men — For other uses, see Of Mice and Men (disambiguation). Of Mice and Men …   Wikipedia

  • Because I Can — Infobox Album | Name = Because I Can Type = Album Artist = Katy Rose Released = January 17 2004 Recorded = Genre = Length = 41:12 Label = V2, Rose Colored Records Producer = Kim Bullard Reviews = Last album = This album = Because I Can (2004)… …   Wikipedia

  • of one's own accord — or[of one s own free will] {adv. phr.} Without suggestion or help from anyone else; without being told; voluntarily. * /On her mother s birthday, Betsy did the dishes of her own accord./ * /But Johnny hates baths. I can t believe he would take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of one's own accord — or[of one s own free will] {adv. phr.} Without suggestion or help from anyone else; without being told; voluntarily. * /On her mother s birthday, Betsy did the dishes of her own accord./ * /But Johnny hates baths. I can t believe he would take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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