intents


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intents

aims, purposes; intentions: His intents are to be rich and famous.
Not to be confused with:
intense – in an extreme degree; straining; profoundly earnest: He is intense when it comes to writing his novel.
References in classic literature ?
These intent regiments apparently were oblivious of all larger purposes of war, and were slugging each other as if at a matched game.
The Frog, one day intent on mischief, bound the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own.
A TURBULENT Person was brought before a Judge to be tried for an assault with intent to commit murder, and it was proved that he had been variously obstreperous without apparent provocation, had affected the peripheries of several luckless fellow-citizens with the trunk of a small tree, and subsequently cleaned out the town.
The man was so intent on watching someone, or something, that he did not guard against being himself watched.
With no very definite intent he rose and went to it.
The poor woman lay quite still, refusing to speak, with her eyes intent, as though she watched for the coming of death.
He did; and then it seemed to me that he was dogging us, but with what intent I could not for the life of me imagine.
A group of urchins were intent upon the side door of a saloon.
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
Arrayed in decent black; occupying a conspicuous pulpit; intent on bible leaves; what a candidate for an archbishoprick, what a lad for a Pope were this mincer!
In fact, a chill tremor went through me as I realised that, to all intent, I was at length respectably settled down, with quite a considerable retrospect of happy married life.
It was a piece of an ice-floe melted down to a fragment, but still big enough to sink a ship, and floating lower than any raft, right in our way, as if ambushed among the waves with murderous intent. There was no time to get down on deck.