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English → English (gcide) Definition: 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] Why \Why\, adv. [OE. whi, why, AS. hw[=i], hw?, instrumental case of hw[=a], hw[ae]t; akin to Icel. hv[=i] why, Dan. & Sw. hvi; cf. Goth. hw?. ?. See Who.] [1913 Webster] 1. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; -- used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1. [1913 Webster] Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? --Ezek. xxxiii. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. For which; on account of which; -- used relatively. [1913 Webster] No ground of enmity between us known Why he should mean me ill or seek to harm. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Turn the discourse; I have a reason why I would not have you speak so tenderly. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; -- used as a compound relative. [1913 Webster] Note: Why is sometimes used as an interjection or an expletive in expression of surprise or content at a turn of affairs; used also in calling. “Why, Jessica!” --Shak. [1913 Webster] If her chill heart I can not move, Why, I'll enjoy the very love. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, also, it is used as a noun. [1913 Webster] The how and the why and the where. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] For why, because; why. See Forwhy. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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