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Sake (s&ā;k), n. [OE. sake cause, also, lawsuit, fault, AS. sacu strife, a cause or suit at law; akin to D. zaak cause, thing, affair, G. sache thing, cause in law, OHG. sahha, Icel. s&ö;k, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakj&ō; strife, AS. sacan to contend, strive, Goth. sakam, Icel. saka to contend, strive, blame, OHG. sahhan, MHG. sachen, to contend, strive, defend one's right, accuse, charge in a lawsuit, and also to E. seek. Cf. Seek.] Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
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Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake. Spenser.
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I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake. Gen. viii. 21.
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Will he draw out,
For anger's sake, finite to infinite?
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Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of knowledge. Sir W. Hamilton.
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&hand_; The -s of the possessive case preceding sake is sometimes omitted for euphony; as, for goodness sake. “For conscience sake.” 1 Cor. x. 28. The plural sakes is often used with a possessive plural. “For both our sakes.” Shak.
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Sa"ke (s&ä;"k&euptack_;), n. a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice. [Also spelled saki.]
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