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bɪˈkɔz, -ˈkɒz, -ˈkʌzbe·cause

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  1. becauseadverb

    For the reason (that).

  2. becauseadverb

    On account (of), for sake (of).

    I ruined my life because of you!

  3. becauseconjunction

    By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

    I hid myself because I was afraid.

  4. becauseconjunction

    As known because; as inferred because; as determined because.

  5. becauseconjunction

    So that, in order that.

  6. Etymology: From bi cause = bi + cause, modelled on par cause

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Becauseconjunct.

    Etymology: from by and cause.

    How great soever the sins of any person are, Christ died for him, because he died for all; and he died for those sins, because he died for all sins; only he must reform. Henry Hammond, Fundam.

    Men do not so generally agree in the sense of these as of the other, because the interests, and lusts, and passions of men, are more concerned in the one than the other. John Tillotson, Preface.

    Infancy demands aliment, such as lengthens fibres without breaking, because of the state of accretion. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Because

    by or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that

  2. Because

    in order that; that


  1. Because

    "Because" is a song written by John Lennon and recorded by the Beatles in 1969. It features a prominent three-part vocal harmony by Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison, overdubbed twice to make nine voices in all. It first appeared on Abbey Road, immediately preceding the extended medley on side two of the record.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Because

    be-kawz′, adv. and conj. because of: for the reason that: on account of: for (followed by of). [Prep. by, and Cause.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of because in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of because in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of because in a Sentence

  1. Sue Serino:

    It shouldn't be a concern here in New York state, because it does stay the same. Women are protected, we have an Equal Rights bill that we voted for.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I think it's a shame that Senator Obama will not agree to debates in Indiana and North Carolina, i've accepted any and all debates in both states because most people really want to see us. We've only had four debates between the two of us, and now it is down to the two of us. I think that voters are right to want to have a debate.

  3. Ken Boehm:

    If the opponent signs up for this, they get their little vouchers and they can send out some posters and stuff, but in terms of voter contact, they're getting creamed, i don't know how they address that and they can't, because constitutionally you can't put an overall cap on spending.

  4. Gloria Allred:

    A lot of my clients have not begun as celebrities, they were typical people who were essentially women in crisis, sometimes because of the celebrity man. Because they were involved with a man who was a celebrity, they have become, in a sense, celebrity victims.

  5. Mayra Rosado:

    I cannot emphasize enough the importance of immunizing your children, because of vaccines, we’ve been able to eliminate life-threatening diseases like smallpox in the U.S.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. arbitrary
    • B. ravening
    • C. contiguous
    • D. adscripted

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