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British pronunciation/fɔː ðə wˈɒnt ɒv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/fɔːɹ ðə wˈɑːnt ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
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due to the absence or lack of a specific thing

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for (the|) want of {sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "for want of something" and when to use it?

The idiom "for want of something" has its origins in the English language, and it has been used in literature and storytelling for centuries. It is often found in moral tales and fables. The phrase is used to describe a chain of events or consequences that result from the absence or lack of a specific thing or action. It emphasizes that a series of negative outcomes occurred because something necessary was missing.

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For want of a timely decision, opportunities were missed, and the business suffered.
For want of communication, misunderstandings arose, and their friendship was strained.
For the want of proper planning, the project faced delays, and the budget exceeded its limits.
For want of a key, the door remained locked, and she couldn't enter her own house.
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