[ noun ] a reason for wanting something done
"for your sake" "died for the sake of his country" "in the interest of safety" "in the common interest"
Used in print(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
But contrary to what was implied during the campaign , prestige is surely not important for its own sake .(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
There is much talk in theological circles about the `` Church as Mission '' and the `` Church 's Mission '' ; theologians have been stressing the fact that the Church does not exist for its own sake but as a testimony in the world for the healing of the world .(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
But ideas , just for the sake of having them , are not enough .(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
`` Phil , for God 's sake , go_away .(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
For_God 's sake '' !
[ noun ] the purpose of achieving or obtaining
"for the sake of argument"