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.
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How to use for one in a sentence
Or did you stay home alone, drowning your sorrows, eating your sad meal-for-one?
Does he say it was a two-for-one sale and would prove a big saving when he used it on the Fourth of July?Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Widow, Wants Nothing to Do With His Corpse | Michael Daly | May 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bush and congressional Democrats in 2002 Sometimes, Morris is kind enough to offer us a two-for-one deal.
You know as well as I do that this hundred-for-one rate is purely a local fiction.A Slave is a Slave | Henry Beam Piper
Instead, he applied the necessary balm, and the pistols-for-two-and-coffee-for-one order was countermanded.The Magnificent Montez | Horace Wyndham
Such substitutions can be made only in exact one-for-one replacements.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith