n. 缘故; 理由; 日本米酒; 目的
If you do something for the sake of something, you do it for that purpose or in order to achieve that result. You can also say that you do it for something's sake .
Let's assume for the sake of argument that we manage to build a satisfactory database...
For the sake of historical accuracy, please permit us to state the true facts...
If you do something for its own sake, you do it because you want to, or because you enjoy it, and not for any other reason. You can also talk about, for example, art for art's sake or sport for sport's sake .
Economic change for its own sake did not appeal to him...
I just like car trips for their own sake.
When you do something for someone's sake, you do it in order to help them or make them happy.
I trust you to do a good job for Stan's sake...
Linda knew that for both their sakes she must take drastic action.
Some people use expressions such as for God's sake ,for heaven's sake ,for goodness sake, or for Pete's sake in order to express annoyance or impatience, or to add force to a question or request. The expressions 'for God's sake' and 'for Christ's sake' could cause offence.
For goodness sake, why didn't you ring me?...
You've got a computer system, for heaven's sake.
1. a reason for wanting something done;
2. Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
3. the purpose of achieving or obtaining;
for old times' sake
For God's sake stop dithering and make up your mind!
She called on us merely for the sake of courtesy.
For the sake of our friendship after years, do me this honour!
Every father should insure himself against premature death or prolonged illness for the sake of his wife and children.
We can't risk big things for the sake of small ones.