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1. Deliberate; intentional: "He nodded again, so slight a motion that only one who knew him could read it as an intended gesture" (Sabina Murray).
2. Prospective; future: an intended trip abroad next month.
n. Informal
A person whom one intends to marry; a fiancé or fiancée: our daughter and her intended.

in·tend′ed·ly adv.
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with an intention or aim
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The Acorn House was intendedly unconventional, because "conventional methods and materials could never offer the same results, strengths, or economics." It faced significant opposition from local building regulators who were "elected to stop the building of cracker boxes" (Koch and Lewis 1958, 100).
Indeed one can argue that it required the largely Franciscan-nurtured nominalist theology to render respectable Marsiglio's secular jurisprudence, and that the increasing independence of medicine from theology, as of the body from the soul, was already in part a derivative of Avicenna's intendedly Islamic metaphysics with again a curiously secularising upshot.
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Implicitly, at this early moment, Ostrom seems to presume intendedly rational actors (consumers and producers) (Simon, 1962: 16, quoted by Williamson, 1985: 45), and it is only later that the Ostroms make behavioral responses to institutions an object of their research (Ostrom and Ostrom, 1999a: 107).
According to Herbert Simon (1961), the individuals are "intendedly rational, but only limitedly so".
The BTF explains this as the struggle involved in intendedly altering firm (and subsequently added, interfirm) routines (Argote & Greve, 2007).
The resulting plays become more contemporary and intendedly audience-friendly, although, as pointed out by some scholars (Thacker 2008: 18), they may mislead the spectators to accept a parody as something genuinely Lopean or Calderonian.
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