The truth is of course that I love reading novels for their own sakes.
It therefore becomes extremely desirable that my children should, for their own sakes, be sent to a school away from this town.
And lastly, he reminded them that God sent grief to them for their own sakes.
Where was the use of depriving myself of everything for their sakes?
When he has rendered himself poor for our sakes, I cannot send him away.
For their sakes, and to rivet still faster their own fetters, they engage in the most corrupting of all employments—and for what?
Let me reflect; in the meantime be prudent; for both our sakes, be prudent.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.'
"I hope, for all our sakes, his motor is an electric one," he said.
It was also said of him, "Though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor."
"purpose," Old English sacu "a cause at law, crime, dispute, guilt," from Proto-Germanic *sako "affair, thing, charge, accusation" (cf. Old Norse sök "charge, lawsuit, effect, cause," Old Frisian seke "strife, dispute, matter, thing," Dutch zaak "lawsuit, cause, sake, thing," German sache "thing, matter, affair, cause"), from PIE root *sag- "to investigate, seek out" (cf. Old English secan, Gothic sokjan "to seek;" see seek).
Much of the word's original meaning has been taken over by case (n.1), cause (n.), and it survives largely in phrases for the sake of (early 13c.) and for _______'s sake (c.1300, originally for God's sake), both probably are from Norse, as these forms have not been found in Old English.
"Japanese rice liquor," 1680s, from Japanese sake, literally "alcohol."