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OED uses sample sentences to illustrate the use of terms used by specialists in a field. Few besides biologists use the term "selects for" and its negative "selects against". Here is an OED sample sentence:
"Perhaps the possibility should be considered that evolution selects for beings that imagine their own species exempt from natural selection and possible extinction."
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