"sakes" in the noun sense
1. sake, interest
a reason for wanting something done
"for your sake"
"died for the sake of his country"
"in the interest of safety"
"in the common interest"
2. sake, saki, rice beer
Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice usually served hot
the purpose of achieving or obtaining
"for the sake of argument"
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