1. for the present 暂时,目前
（1）We will not talk about that for the present.
（2）He thought the matter might be left over for the present.
2. for the sake of 为了,为了...的利益
（1）He had married her principally for the sake of her father's property.
（2）She called on us merely for the sake of courtesy.
3. for the time being 暂时,眼下
（1）She's staying with her aunt for the time being.
（2）Let's put up a shed here for the time being.
4. foreign to 非...所原有
（1）Your argument is foreign to the question.
（2）Sitting still is foreign to a boy's nature.
5. free of /from 未受...；免费
（1）Our government officials seem free of corruption.
（2）Even the wise are not always free from error.