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for, preposition. 1. for; because of. 2. in place of. 3. in spite of. 4. with respect to. 5. in comparison to. 6. before (of location); in the presence of.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

This word occurs 73 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of for in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

Alfred the Great's Preface

Battle of Maldon

  • 64 for. because of.
  • 89 for. because of.
  • 96 for. for.
  • 259 for. for.

Boethius on Fame

  • [21] for. in comparison to.
  • [66] for. in comparison to.

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [1] for. because of.

Dream of the Rood

  • 21 for. because of.
  • 93 for. for.
  • 99 for. for.
  • 111 for. because of.
  • 112 for. before, in the presence of.
  • 113 for. for.
  • 146 for. for.

Judith

  • 192 for. before.

Life of St Æthelthryth

Lyric for Advent

  • 9 for. because of.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

  • [4] for. in spite of.
  • [10] for. with respect to.
  • [10] for. with respect to.

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [54] for. because of.
  • [54] for. because of.
  • [51] for. for.
  • [51] for. for.
  • [39] for. because of.
  • [35] for. because of.
  • [30] for. because of.
  • [24] for. with respect to.
  • [24] for. with respect to.
  • [15] for. because of.
  • [3] for. because of.

Story of Cædmon

  • [31] for. for.
  • [6] for. for, because of.
  • [2] for. because of.

Waldere

  • 24 for. because of.

Wanderer

  • 59 for. because of.

Wife's Lament

  • 10 for. because of.

William the Conqueror

Ælfric on the Book of Job

Exercises and sample sentences

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