because of

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Definition of because of

: by reason of : on account of

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Examples of because of in a Sentence

I was late for work because of the snowstorm, which made driving a nightmare.

First Known Use of because of

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of because of was in the 14th century

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“Because of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/because%20of. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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