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    "For" = "because"?

    Does "for" at the beginning of a sentence mean "because"?
    If I remember correctly, "for" is a conjunctive adverb in this case; but what does it mean?


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    Re: "For" = "because"?

    'For' can mean 'because' and not only at the neginning of a sentence. It probably does mean it here, but do you have the sentence that comes before it?

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    Re: "For" = "because"?

    Before it:"These contradictions are not accidental,nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink. For...."A novel by G.Orwell

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