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"I, for one, don't agree with you."
What is the meaning of "for" in this sentence ?
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"I, for one, don't agree with you."

It's about the same as "for example;" "for instance."

I offer this for your consideration.

It has to do with purpose. What is this for? What's it used for?

Let's take this one for starters.

She would be suitable for/as a contestant.
So does it mean "I, for one person, don't agree with you." ?
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I think that this is the appropriate definition:

6a. Used to indicate an actual or implied listing or choosing: For one thing, we can't afford it.
Debpriya DeSo does it mean "I, for one person, don't agree with you." ?
This would not be incorrect.
Mister Micawber6a. Used to indicate an actual or implied listing or choosing:
Hi, MrM,

For some reason, I'm having difficulty parsing this.

Would it apply to "This print is suitable for framing," (as opposed to "suitable for burning.")

That is, we're choosing from a list of possible uses.

This present is for the grandchildren. (Would this be an implied listing?)

Rgdz, - A.
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Delving back into the same dictionary:

This print is suitable for framing-- 1a: Used to indicate the object, aim, or purpose of an action or activity: trained for the ministry; put the house up for sale; plans to run for senator.

This present is for the grandchildren-- 1b: Used to indicate a destination: headed off for town. or 3a: Used to indicate the recipient or beneficiary of an action: prepared lunch for us.
Bloody prepositions anyway!

If someone gave me the bold 6a. without an example, I be hard pressed indeed to come up with one.

Thanks. Emotion: smile
According to the Free Online Dictionary, for one should be analyzed

as an adverbial phrase = as a particular one of several possibilities:

I for one feel very grateful.

Her mother for one was worried.
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