intent

All Noun Adjective
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  • What made this army different from those before it was its intent.
  • I feel now that I am quite to all intents working the district. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • Streets have many times been occupied with the intent of using them for other things than traffic.
  • For all intents and purposes, he held complete political control over the country.
  • The intent is to get the baby back after she is released.
  • They were not released with the intent of beginning a permanent population on the island.
  • Dispute over the true meaning and the intent of either party remains an issue.
  • He makes us feel that he rules the day to all intents and purposes. Cited from The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I (of 2), ed. by Kenyon
  • Simple assault can be distinguished without the intent of injury upon another person.
  • But to all intents and purposes she does not look a day older. Cited from The Opinions of a Philosopher, by Robert Grant
  • Once in office, an elected official may change parties simply by declaring such intent.
  • He is the only one with pure intents, even after he finds out who her father is.
  • Grace never went to university as his father was intent upon him pursuing a medical career.
  • The intent was to provide each group with its own colony.
  • But the sun is always near enough right for all ordinary intents and purposes. Cited from Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy, Frank Richard Stockton
  • To all intents and purposes a state of war between the two countries already existed. Cited from Albert Gallatin, by John Austin Stevens
  • Regardless of the original intent, the stated claim now seemed to be within reach.
  • To all intents and purposes, he would in time become that man. Cited from Mystery of Murray Davenport, by Robert N. Stephens
  • For all intents and purposes, however, this was an almost entirely new team.
  • His works were dominated with his intent to use them for literary criticism.
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Meaning of intent

  • noun The intended meaning of a communication