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Are there any other ways of writing the following while keeping the same meaning?

for the sake of

I have used it so much in my essay, so I am searching a thing which gives the same meaning.

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There's insufficient context in your question to enable others to give good answers. How about an example or two? – Erik Kowal Dec 2 '14 at 2:55

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I suggest "In the interest of" or "On account of"

Both mean "Because of" which is what "For the sake of" means

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How about:

for the purpose of/ For the purpose of clarification, let's....
In view of/ In view of the defendant...

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I like "in view of" – user7193 Aug 3 '11 at 6:47

I generally use "for the purposes of". But depending on context: "with regard to/regarding/as regards" "in view of" would work. I personally would not use "for the sake of" in academic writings.

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Google Scholar estimates 1.1 million examples of for the sake of" in its corpus. Can you provide a more detailed explanation as to why you believe it is unsuitable, and why the others are suitable? I would also encourage you to review the help center's guidance on how to write good answers. – choster Dec 2 '14 at 2:51

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