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  • A new sense of purposefulness now animated both groups.
  • She saw his tenderness, his purposefulness, the bigness of his mind and spirit. Cited from The Heart of the Desert, by Honore' Willsie Morrow
  • They are very independent and can cooperate in the pack with a special purposefulness.
  • He was conscious of a purposefulness and a keen interest in life to which he had long been a stranger. Cited from The Enchanted Canyon, by Honore Willsie Morrow
  • It seemed that he understood; for he faced the painted curtains with sudden purposefulness. Cited from Everychild, by Louis Dodge
  • She knew that if she relaxed her purposefulness for an instant the love for him would rush over her, weaken her. Cited from The Seventh Man, by Max Brand
  • As time passed one could not stop admiring their spiritual purposefulness, sacrificial devotion to national affairs and high culture.
  • And Douglas was filled with a new purposefulness that was almost happiness. Cited from Judith of the Godless Valley, by Honore Willsie
  • On the practical side, transurfing is a study program of purposefulness and positive attitude to life.
  • Morgan's life and art were both infused with this profound sense of energy and purposefulness.
  • Men of ferocious concentration and women detestable in their purposefulness were to be seen through the passing windows. Cited from Punch, Vol. 156, Feb 26, 1919, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • That this was to be the end was evident from the electrical purposefulness which animated the old hands. Cited from Roving East and Roving West, by E.V. Lucas
  • They had retrieved their own weapons, and they advanced upon Roddy with a purposefulness that seemed horrible to him. Cited from Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  • But there was a sudden purposefulness in the way he did it that might have warned them this withdrawal was not quite the retreat it seemed. Cited from Mistress Wilding, by Rafael Sabatini
  • In this way reading aloud is given purposefulness. Cited from The Elson Readers, Book 5, by William H. Elson
  • With each second of listening to her sobs, he was becoming once more the man who masters, the man ruthless and unsparing in his purposefulness. Cited from The Glory Of The Conquered, by Susan Glaspell
  • And it has been used in the war with a purposefulness of aim and a versatility of method that betoken long and systematic study. Cited from Raemaekers' Cartoons, by Louis Raemaekers
  • Self-respect is at the root of all purposefulness, and a failure in an enterprise deliberately planned deals a desperate wound at one's self-respect. Cited from How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett
  • Although not set proven with empirical evidence, they present a non-material explanation for life, the mind, and the apparent purposefulness of nature, which modern science so far has been unable to explain.
  • Finally, the order and purposefulness of the whole of our experience of the world and especially of nature overwhelms us into believing in the existence of an extremely powerful and intelligent spirit that causes that order.
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Meaning of purposefulness

  • noun The quality of having a definite purpose