English example sentences with "for"

Learn how to use for in a English sentence. Over 100 hand-picked examples.

I'm at a loss for words.

I can only wonder if this is the same for everyone else.

They are too busy fighting against each other to care for common ideals.

For some reason I feel more alive at night.

It would take forever for me to explain everything.

It's a word I'd like to find a substitute for.

I am not an artist. I never had the knack for it.

Maybe it will be exactly the same for him.

Thanks for having explained to me at last why people take me for an idiot.

Thanks for having explained to me at last why people take me for an idiot.

Thanks for your explanation.

It almost scared me not to see you online for a whole day.

My computer has got to be useful for something.

Why are you sorry for something you haven't done?

Don't expect others to think for you!

You never have time for important things!

"This is what I was looking for!" he exclaimed.

"Thank you for helping me." "Don't mention it."

It's impossible for me to explain it to you.

I'd like to stay for one night.

Could you dial for me? The telephone is too high.

Stop asking me for a drink! Go get it yourself.

Better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you're not.

Better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you're not.

It will take five to ten years for the technology to be ready.

Bicycles are tools for urban sustainability.

I would like to give him a present for his birthday.

I have so much work that I will stay for one more hour.

I can't take it anymore! I haven't slept for three days!

Are you for or against abortions?

If you know that something unpleasant will happen, that you will go to the dentist for example, or to France, then that is not good.

Prime numbers are like life; they are completely logical, but impossible to find the rules for, even if you spend all your time thinking about it.

A schedule is an identity card for time, but, if you don't have a schedule, the time isn't there.

It's presumptuous for humans to assume that our task is to do what only God can do.

Blindness is responsible for a staggering toll of poor health, suffering, and loss of dignity and diminution in the quality of lives of people worldwide.

When you send a telegram, brevity is essential because you will be charged for every word.

My apathy for voting comes from my distaste for politics.

My apathy for voting comes from my distaste for politics.

The audience acclaimed the actors for their performance.

People in the world are always advocating for more freedom and equality.

Politicians are always censured for outrageous or inappropriate behavior.

Ms. Eichler had a notorious reputation for being austere to her students.

When I have migraines, aspirin doesn't alleviate the pain for me.

Spenser would not tell anyone his surreptitious plan to get back at his friends for pranking him.

My friends say I'm a prolific writer, but I haven't written anything for months.

When both girls told John they had feelings for him, he was in a quandary as to which girl he should be with.

Shocked by the events of September 11th, politicians all over the world condemned the terrorists for their reprehensible deed.

Spenser's mother often scrutinizes him for every small mistake he makes.

From the doctor's grim expression, it was clear he had somber news for the patient.

I always have to check my yard for stagnant pools of water so mosquitoes don't breed there.

Peter was an altruistic video game player; he would give items to people who needed them, rather than selling them for personal profit.

He was a benevolent old man who volunteered to mow his neighbors' lawns for free.

Even though he had served his time in prison, the murderer was never quite condoned by the public for his crime.

The politician pushed for reform by denouncing the corruption of the government officials.

For a moment there, I thought he had gone mad.

I am too old for this world.

I wonder if I am made for this world.

A child is not a vessel for filling, but a fire to light.

She's asking for the impossible.

We made pancakes for breakfast.

His story was too ridiculous for anyone to believe.

I guess my view on friendship is pretty bleak because I've never really had to rely on anyone for anything.

I prefer to look for a solution to problems, not only to report them.

How much do you leave for a tip in Spain?

We men are used to waiting for the women.

Now I have to leave, they're calling for my flight.

I would like batteries for this device.

It would of course be cheaper for you to sleep at our place.

I'm getting ready for the worst.

Where is your twenty? I'll give you five bucks for it.

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because we have within us the beginning and the possibility for it.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Japan is full of beautiful cities. Kyoto and Nara, for instance.

They are waiting for you in front of the door.

I've been waiting for hours.

If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intention of doing you good, you should run for your life.

More people get into trouble for things they say rather than for what they do.

More people get into trouble for things they say rather than for what they do.

People who will lie for you, will lie to you.

At this stage there is still not a clear energy policy for bringing decentralised power to rural areas.

I don't know if he would have done it for me.

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.

For once in my life I'm doing a good deed... And it is useless.

Even plastic surgery won't do anything for your ugliness.

Will you listen to me for a few minutes?

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

You look tired. You ought to rest for an hour or two.

You must give him up for dead.

All that you have to do is to wait for his reply.

Are you for or against his idea?

You must allow for his youth.

You must make allowance for his lack of experience.

You must compensate him for the money he lost.

You ought to ask him for advice.

It would be better for you not to ask him for advice.

It would be better for you not to ask him for advice.

You should not give him up for lost.

Don't you know that he has been dead for these two years?

You are working too hard. Take it easy for a while.

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