bent on

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Adj.1.bent on - fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
عاكِفٌ عَلى، مُنْكَبٌّ عَلى
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(bend) past tense, past participle bent (bent) verb
1. to make, become, or be, angled or curved. Bend your arm; She bent down to pick up the coin; The road bends to the right; He could bend an iron bar.
2. to force (someone) to do what one wants. He bent me to his will.
a curve or angle. a bend in the road.
the bends
agonizing pains, especially in the joints, affecting divers when they surface too quickly.
bent on
determined on. bent on winning.
References in classic literature ?
Every eye was simultaneously bent on his person, as if to inquire into the truth or falsehood of the declaration, with an intelligence and keenness that caused the subject of their scrutiny to tremble for the result.
The spectacle was often repeated with great applause, till on one occasion a courtier, bent on mischief, took from his pocket a handful of nuts and threw them upon the stage.
Jones entered with his singular load; and then, as if accustomed to his “general agency,” were again bent on the priest, in close and curious attention.