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Lexicographically close words:
foppery; foppish; foppishly; foppishness; fops; fora; forage; foraged; forager; foragers
  1. TUMU, a stump or post used for fishing purposes.

  2. These meanings of A are sufficient for the text.

  3. There are a number of books, very useful as far as they go, written for the purpose of enabling anyone so desirous, of learning a few sentences of the Maori language.

  4. I won't mind waiting a long, long time for the future.

  5. Patricia really liked Constance immensely and had it not been for the overshadowing Rosamond, would have chosen her for the close intimacy for which Constance had shown she was quite ready and willing.

  6. Elinor showed the photograph of her finished cartoon for the stained glass window she had been at work on before and during the holidays, while Bruce promised a view of his partly finished panel for the Historical Society.

  7. While the tea was still circulating and they were deep in discussing the various sorts of girls surrounding their corner, Doris came over to them with a word of regret for her early flitting.

  8. Well, then, the only thing for me to do is to get a very cheap room," said Patricia decisively.

  9. I'll miss you terribly, but I'm glad for your sake," she said warmly.

  10. Elinor was deeply interested in this new adventure, and after a late luncheon and a hasty half hour of breathing practice for Patricia, they got into their afternoon clothes and went to Artemis Lodge again.

  11. As yet, however, she had not learned the skilled defences which Rosamond kept for her protection against better logic than her own, and she responded with her usual impetuous generosity.

  12. She's needed mainly for Danny, if the truth must be told.

  13. When, the next morning, she found that Rosamond was fulfilling the doctor's predictions and getting well by leaps, she was not sorry for her self-denial.

  14. The room was filled with girls of varying ages, with a scattering of guests, and although it was as yet too early for tea, the place was alive with chatting groups, some of whom had secured little tables against future needs.

  15. That will be enough of songs for the present, my treasure," she said, in a strange tone, of which Patricia could make nothing.

  16. Earthquake shocks had been very common for the last few days, but I do not suppose that Pliny thought that the earthquakes and the cloud had anything to do with each other.

  17. This was my state when I was ordered aloft, for the first time, to reef topsails.

  18. Can it be that you are sorrowing for your master’s eye which a wicked man blinded when he had overcome me with wine?

  19. Oh, ye who daily cross the sill, Step lightly, for I love it still; And when you crowd the old barn eaves, Then think what countless harvest sheaves Have passed within that scented door To gladden eyes that are no more.

  20. And so now, instead of idling his afternoons away, and instead of cutting letters merely for the children, he set earnestly to work to improve his invention.

  21. An encampment for the night without tents or covering.

  22. The watch had evidently their hands full of work, for I could hear the loud and repeated orders of the mate, the trampling of feet, the creaking of blocks, and all the indications of a coming storm.

  23. While literary biography can be of but little, if any, value in cultivating literary taste, it is desirable that pupils should acquire some knowledge of the writers whose productions are placed before them for study.

  24. I would fain have you not to be content with what is said in books, whether small or great, but rather to get into the habit of using your own eyes and seeing for yourselves what takes place in this wonderful world of ours.

  25. As soon as Buchanan heard these words, he knew that the king was come in person, and hastened down to kneel at James’s feet and ask forgiveness for his insolent behavior.

  26. The other passengers are, for the most part, colourless and quiet people like ourselves.

  27. Be ready for him the instant he bawls that he's a member of the Travellers' Club.

  28. But for all that, there are differences between the voyage east and the voyage west.

  29. As he staggered down the stair-- By turning one's head only slightly, one can actually see the stair, all ready for the captain.

  30. And I am told he hardly left his native England for dread of the Channel trip.

  31. The chairman, for instance, enjoys it very much.

  32. Why do perfect strangers assume that, because I have taken up the task of muck-raking the Atlantic Ocean, I am in need of antidotes for mal de mer?

  33. I do not wish to take undue credit to myself for conducting these experiments.

  34. When the voyage is smooth and the Cheerful One is denied the joy of making sea-sick folk feel sicker, he is disappointed but not idle, for he may still extort confessions from untravelled persons.

  35. The shirt-front bulged; the watery blue eyes looked up and down the table for attention, then: "That so?

  36. We all squirmed with sympathy for the little man.

  37. But we have our turn, for "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played immediately after.

  38. She flashed one of her radiant smiles at him and made him a friend for life.

  39. Then there'll be the devil to pay for the skipper.

  40. I raced for sport and not for money, and I told Nat so when he tried to bet with me.

  41. It consisted of a room, fitted for sleeping, and a cell.

  42. But most of all for the crescent of stony beach, the nestle of white cottages along the King's Road, and the green background of the mountain beyond, with Mallaby House in the very heart of it.

  43. Code had dinner with his mother that night, and appeared for it carefully dressed.

  44. Schofield didn't send for you--I sent for you.

  45. And do you think there was no reason for that letter being saved?

  46. There was silence for a while as all hands sought to escape the gray, accusing eye that wandered slowly around the circle.

  47. By herself and loaded only with ballast, the Nettie was a better sailor in a beating game, for she was older and heavier than the Charming Lass.

  48. He had never seen her equal for traveling, and he knew that she must be making a good fourteen knots, for the cutter was capable of twelve.

  49. It was true that he had not overhauled his equipment for some time, and that it had been in a drawer in the May's cabin, but that drawer had not been opened.

  50. Evelyn gives an account of the passion conceived by Xerxes for a Plane-tree.

  51. Some young man will either ask her for the Rose or take it from her without asking; and that young man is destined eventually to become the lady's husband.

  52. The Moss-woman asked the child for some of the fruit, and her request having been readily acceded to, the Moss-woman ate her Strawberries and tripped away.

  53. Culpeper, the astrological herbalist, says that the Greeks gave the name of Paralysis to the Cowslip because the flowers strengthened the brain and nerves, and were a remedy for palsy.

  54. Resolved on their fate, these men crowned themselves with garlands, and with a smile upon their lips tossed off the fatal Coneion--dying respected by their countrymen for their fortitude and heroism.

  55. The Blood-root (Tormentilla), which derives its name from the red colour of its roots, was adopted as a cure for the bloody flux.

  56. Albertus asked for land in the State of Utrecht, whereon to erect a Monastery of his own order.

  57. It is, however, satisfactory to find that in Italy the Basil is utilised for other than funereal purposes.

  58. The leaves of the whole plant are set on singly, for there is one God, but are triply divided, for there are Three Persons.

  59. No one could say that Michel gave his children meat that had run long, and was heated and bad for food.

  60. Then it would seem to gather itself together, folding its bright rays as an angel might fold its wings: for a time it is motionless, but this is but the prelude to more wondrous movements.

  61. Who shall hunt for them, and bring them the young sayoni skin (sheep skin) from the mountains?

  62. They will hang it out on bush and shrub to dry for weeks before it is wanted, and then trudge back again to bring it home, in cloths or blankets swung on their often already-burdened shoulders.

  63. And now all is prepared; the sweet downy substance is spread out as pillow for the baby head, and both couch and covering for the rest of the body.

  64. And Maria, who remembered only too vividly the bare-headed youth she had seen for a moment, gladly accepted the office.

  65. So then, all of you, keep your eyes open for English, French, or Spanish sails.

  66. Harry will be here for tea," said Agnes, when they reached the house, and a soft, delightful sense of pleasure to come pervaded the room as they sat sewing and talking until it was time to set the table.

  67. I want to rest an hour, mother; I have an appointment with Lord Medway at five o'clock, and I feel like a leaf that has been blown hither and thither by the wind for two days.

  68. If you had a liking for some noble old mastiff, and saw him attacked by three strange dogs, how would you feel?

  69. Her father had carefully attended to all things necessary for her safety and comfort, and her stepmother had tried to atone by profuse and handsome gifts for the apparent unkindness which had hastened her departure.

  70. In appearance he was a short, powerful-looking man with tranquil, meditating eyes and a great talent for silence; an armed soul dwelling in a strong body.

  71. I hae nae doubt at all that he has chosen a good wife for himsel' and a good mother for you.

  72. But this or that, my good thanks for the letter you have brought me; and is there anything I can do in return for your civility?

  73. Then he must go to Agnes; her brother was his brother, and, though he had brought such shame and loss on the Semples, still he must do all he could for him, for the sake of Agnes.

  74. She looked at me wildly, touching my head to make sure I was at her side, in reality, alive; when she realized the truth she burst into tears, and remained speechless for some time.

  75. Like their seniors in Great Britain, English boys have a little weakness for airing their virtuous sentiments in public, and the school debating societies offer them ample opportunity of giving them full play.

  76. Another specimen of the Charley type is the one who has been coached for the public school in a Preparatory School for the Sons of Gentlemen, kept by ladies.

  77. He shares my opinion of the French hotel, and will look for a comfortable apartment in an English house for me.

  78. From half-past eight till half-past nine I take the boys for a walk.

  79. The little boys dare not laugh at him, for he is the terror of the playground, where he takes his revenge of the class-room.

  80. Fortunately for him, the French language possesses no neuter nouns, so that sometimes he hits on the right gender.

  81. I have spoken to my English friend of my prospects, and he expresses his wonder that I do not make use of the letters of recommendation that I possess, as they would be sure to secure a good position for me.

  82. Never expect any thanks for all the trouble you have taken over your pupils.

  83. The beads are of a substance, of the use of which for such purposes, we have no account among people of whom we have any written record.

  84. Cave hunting in fact became a kind of mania, beginning with speculators, and ending with hair brained young men, who dared for the love of adventure the risk which others ran for profit.

  85. It is but little more than a quarter of a mile in length, and is remarkable for its pit of two-hundred and eighty feet in depth; and as being the hibernal resort of bats.

  86. There would appear to be something like design in all this;--here is a church large enough to accomodate thousands, a solid projection of the wall of the Cave to serve as a pulpit, and a few feet back a place for an organ and choir.

  87. I'd been there for her daughter while she was away -- ah.

  88. Take some goddamn responsibility for once in your life.

  89. That goes for all of you -- come on by the Hall, we'll put you to work.

  90. I stood in front of her for a minute and she stared right through me until I tapped her shoulder.

  91. How can something they whipped up in a couple weeks possibly be better that this thing we've been maintaining for all these years?

  92. Dan hovered nearby, occasionally taking the eight minute, twenty-two second ride-through, running interference for me with the other castmembers.

  93. Her folks were in canopic jars in Kissimmee, deadheading for a few centuries.

  94. The primary broadcast units were hidden behind a painted scrim over the stage, and they were surprisingly well built for a first generation tech.

  95. So I'm thinking -- why not leave a wake-up call for some time around then?

  96. After a while, even the cheeriest castmember starts to lose patience, develop an automatic distaste for them.

  97. I'll let you boys catch up, then," she said, and started for the bedroom.

  98. You can get counseling for nonchemical dysfunction, basically trying to talk it out, learn to feel better about yourself.

  99. Illustration: R] r R stands for Robbin, for Reason, and Rhyme.

  100. Illustration: T] t T stands for Top, for Tea, and for Towel.

  101. Illustration: B] b B stands for Bullock, for Bird, and for Bear.

  102. Illustration: M] m M stands for Magpie, for Martha, and Mend.

  103. Illustration: W] w W stands for Whale, for Waggon, and Wing.

  104. Illustration: K] k K stands for King, for Kate, and for Kill.

  105. Illustration: N] n N stands for Nag, for Nanny, and Notes.

  106. Illustration: D] d D stands for Dog, for Daniel, and Dry.

  107. Illustration: G] g G stands for Goat, for Great, and for Good.

  108. Illustration: E] e E stands for Eagle, for Edward, and Eel.

  109. Illustration: C] c C stands for Cat, for Charles, and for cry.

  110. Illustration: Y] y Y stands for Yew Tree, for Youth, and for Yellow.

  111. Illustration: A] a A stands for Ape, for Arthur, and Air.

  112. When at last Orlando's footsteps did crush the dry grass, the sound failed to reach her ears, for it was then not very far from daylight, and she had slept for several hours.

  113. Suppose I should get homesick for you and run away from her!

  114. Your old mother hasn't lived all these years for nothing.

  115. There flashed into her mind the deep, overwhelming fact that for three long years a rough, heavy hand had held her captive by day, by night, in a pitiless ownership.

  116. His cheerfulness was not in vain, for a smile stole to her lips, though it only flickered for an instant and was gone.

  117. There seems to be plenty of room for us out here, so we needn't get in each other's way.

  118. This was for atonement, for long ago by the Yang-tzekiang I should have died, and behold, I have lived until now.

  119. He watched intently for a moment, and then he saw that the woman did not move, but lay still beside the fallen horse.

  120. It was as though a delicate nerve had been touched in each of them; but it was a nerve that had never been sensitive until they had met each other for the first time.

  121. Somehow the girl instinctively felt the nature of the man, and in spirit flew to him for protection.

  122. Shure, I've never been the same man since, for the voice of him says wan thing, and the look of him another.

  123. A moment later Mazarine was walking alone towards the Meeting House; but no, not alone, for a hundred devils were with him.

  124. It was very well worth paying for liberally.

  125. If, I say, to confess this be sufficient, and I stand thus condemned and lost for ever, spare me the rest—I may as well be silent!

  126. Shortly, I pray you, for my time is short, and my duties onerous and manifold.

  127. Lucia’s was as cold as snow, on the contrary; yet it required no second glance to perceive that the coldness was but the cover superinduced to hide passions too warm for revelation.

  128. But come and see me, Bassus; I have something for thee to keep the cold from thy hearth, this freezing weather.

  129. The slender preparations for the first Roman meal were displayed temptingly on a board, not far from his elbow; but they were all untouched.

  130. I would, then, you had not sent for me," answered the other.

  131. What I have on will do well enough, with a petasus;(15) for the sun shines so brightly that it will be scarce possible to drive bare headed.

  132. The walls seem to have been pierced with a double row of lancet-holes for the use of archers, the upper tier being commanded by a gangway carried upon pointed arches, while the lower row is accessible from the ground.

  133. The place is built as though intended to last for all time, and is enveloped in the customary coating of weather-stained whitewash.

  134. Archaeologists will notice with interest the small alabaster group of St. George and the Dragon, rescued from a cottage in course of demolition at Tenby; and a fine specimen of a quern, used for grinding corn, found near Popton.

  135. Obtaining the key at one of these cottages, we now make straight for the parish church, which rises beyond a grove of trees, less than a bowshot away.

  136. Lord Nelson was, we believe, one of the first to point out the peculiar advantages offered by Milford as a constructing yard for the British navy.

  137. Setting our course for the sea-girt promontory of St. Davids Head, we direct our steps towards the curious-looking hill called Carn Llidi.

  138. Above the western gable rises a low double bell-cot, while a similar but smaller erection for the sanctus bell divides nave from chancel roof.

  139. This act of vandalism is much to be deplored, for the monument appears to have been an unusually handsome one, the effigies of Barlow and his lady reposing beneath a sumptuous canopy, surmounted by a blank escutcheon.

  140. It may be seen judging by these letters, that there was not any other cause for the fewness of such but the full occupation of his time alluded to so frequently.

  141. Indeed I am convinced that I could not do so without increasing the risk of being confined to my house for weeks or months.

  142. Yet its business occupies much of my time in the morning but I have some for other purposes.

  143. In answer to the Wish that you have expressed to know when I shall be in London I mention that I shall not be there for some time.

  144. May The Lord enable me to proceed as HE would have me do for His great holy name sake!

  145. Apparently it was not the will of "The Lord" that the letters should be returned, for Providence interposed in the shape of Miss J.

  146. I have received your Note and two Covers containing Tracts, for all of which I return my thanks.

  147. I am very much obliged to you for the kind letter which I have this morning received without date!

  148. An important enquiry sent by her for a long time almost without interruption in every letter to His Grace,--but Alas!

  149. I was confined to my Home by Indisposition for some days; and I was much occupied.

  150. By much introspection and pondering of the Scriptures she developed into a religious zealot, fanatically anxious for the conversion of those about her.

  151. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "for" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    after; against; ahead; along; because; behalf; being; considering; favor; for; forth; forward; from; now; onward; over; pro; since; vice; whereas; with

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    for all; for his; for myself; for nothing; for our; for the express purpose; for the following reasons; for the greatest part; for the year ending; for thee; for thou shalt not; forced labor; forced labor and sexual; forced upon; forcing himself; foreign bodies; foreign born; foreign devil; foreign enemy; foreign matter; foreign minister; formal declaration; former times; former visit; formerly related; forward policy