What-for sentence example

what-for
  • He'll be back, and when he does come back, I hope you really give him what-for.
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  • I fell head over heals with the little goat lady who had the courage to get right up into my face and give me what-for about a hen I threw to the fox.
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  • Touched that this statuesque princess could so change, Pierre took her hand and begged her forgiveness, without knowing what for.
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