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"For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history."


What does "for" here mean? Does it mean "despite"? I can't find any similar meaning to "despite" in any dictionary!

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"For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history."


What does "for" here mean? Does it mean "despite"? I can't find any similar meaning to "despite" in any dictionary!

It means "in spite of".

"For" in For all his fame and celebration is a preposition and the head of the prepositional phrase.

"in spite of —usually used with all - for all his large size, he moves gracefully"

( https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for )

It's a preposition, not a conjunction here.

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By the way, it's "regard", not "regards".