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in·tent

 (ĭn-tĕnt′)
n.
1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose. See Synonyms at intention.
2. Law The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
adj.
1. Firmly fixed; concentrated: an intent gaze.
2. Having the attention applied; engrossed: The students, intent upon their books, did not hear me enter the room.
3. Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose: was intent on leaving within the hour; are intent upon being recognized.
Idiom:
for/to all intents and purposes
In every practical sense; practically: To all intents and purposes the case is closed.

[Middle English entent, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intentus, from Latin, an extending, from intentus, attentive to, strained, from past participle of intendere, to direct attention; see intend.]

in·tent′ly adv.
in·tent′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.intently - with strained or eager attention; "listened intently"; "stood watching intently"

intently

adverb attentively, closely, hard, keenly, steadily, fixedly, searchingly, watchfully He listened intently, then slammed down the phone.
Translations
باهْتِمام شَديد
soustředěně
feszült figyelemmel
af eftirtekt, gaumgæfilega
sústredene
büyük bir dikkatle

intently

[ɪnˈtentlɪ] ADVatentamente, fijamente

intently

[ɪnˈtɛntli] adv [watch, stare] → intensément
to listen intently → tendre l'oreille
He froze, listening intently, but there was no indication that anyone had heard him → Il se figea, tendant l'oreille, mais il n'y avait aucun signe que quiconque l'eût entendu.
to listen intently to sth → écouter qch avec la plus grande attention

intently

adv listen, gaze, talkkonzentriert

intently

[ɪnˈtɛntlɪ] advattentamente

intend

(inˈtend) verb
1. to mean or plan (to do something or that someone else should do something). Do you still intend to go?; Do you intend them to go?; Do you intend that they should go too?
2. to mean (something) to be understood in a particular way. His remarks were intended to be a compliment.
3. (with for) to direct at. That letter/bullet was intended for me.
inˈtent (-t) adjective
1. (with on) meaning, planning or wanting to do (something). He's intent on going; He's intent on marrying the girl.
2. (with on) concentrating hard on. He was intent on the job he was doing.
noun
purpose; what a person means to do. He broke into the house with intent to steal.
inˈtention (-ʃən) noun
what a person plans or intends to do. He has no intention of leaving; He went to see the boss with the intention of asking for a pay rise; If I have offended you, it was quite without intention; good intentions.
inˈtentional (-ʃənl) adjective
(negative unintentional) done, said etc deliberately and not by accident. I'm sorry I offended you – it wasn't intentional; intentional cruelty.
inˈtentionally adverb
inˈtently adverb
with great concentration. He was watching her intently.
References in classic literature ?
Jo thought intently for a minute with her eyes fixed on the picture, then she smoothed out her wrinkled forehead and said, with a decided nod at the face opposite, "No thank you, sir, you're very charming, but you've no more stability than a weathercock.
Still ignorant of the fate of those who had trusted to the aid of the swift current, he at first listened intently to any signal or sounds of alarm, which might announce the good or evil fortune of their hazardous undertaking.
It was like a flame which we see twinkling among half-extinguished embers; we gaze at it more intently than if it were a positive blaze, gushing vividly upward,--more intently, but with a certain impatience, as if it ought either to kindle itself into satisfactory splendor, or be at once extinguished.
THE grass-plot before the jail, in Prison Lane, on a certain summer morning, not less than two centuries ago, was occupied by a pretty large number of the inhabitants of Boston, all with their eyes intently fastened on the iron-clamped oaken door.
This second morsel, as I watched her, she was very markedly and intently attempting to tighten in its place.
We sail with the next coming tide," at last he slowly answered, still intently eyeing him.
Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.
Then drawing his child on his knee, he gazed intently on his glorious dark eyes, and passed his hands through his long curls.
Without intending it--hardly knowing it--I fell to listening intently to that sound, and even unconsciously counting the strokes of the mouse's nutmeg-grater.
He was invited to contribute any really good enigmas, charades, or conundrums that he might recollect; and she had the pleasure of seeing him most intently at work with his recollections; and at the same time, as she could perceive, most earnestly careful that nothing ungallant, nothing that did not breathe a compliment to the sex should pass his lips.
Are you acquainted with the mood of mind in which, if you were seated alone, and the cat licking its kitten on the rug before you, you would watch the operation so intently that puss's neglect of one ear would put you seriously out of temper?
The robin listened a few seconds, intently, and then answered quite as if he were replying to a question.