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Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.
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Etymology

Originally two words, corresponding to by + cause, modelled on Old French par cause.

Pronunciation

Adverb

because (not comparable)

Positive
because

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not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (archaic) For the reason (that).
    • 1611: And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. — Genesis 2.iii (King James Bible)
  2. On account (of).
    I ruined my life because of you!

Conjunction

because

  1. By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
    I hid myself because I was afraid.

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