for one

Also, for one thing. As the first of several possible instances. For example, Everything seemed to go wrong; for one, we had a flat tire, and then we lost the keys, or I find many aspects of your proposal to be inadequate; for one thing, you don't specify where you'll get the money. For one can also be applied to a person, as in He doesn't like their behavior, and I for one agree with him.

Nearby words

  1. for good,
  2. for good measure,
  3. for heaven's sake,
  4. for keeps,
  5. for love or money,
  6. for one thing,
  7. for one's money,
  8. for one's pains,
  9. for one's part,
  10. for one's sake

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