Intent in a sentence

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Definition of Intent

  • Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement.
  • Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure.
  • The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  • the intended meaning of a communication

How to use intent in a sentence. Intent pronunciation.

They were all intent on their own business, each man labouring after his kind.
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One by one we all had yielded to ceaseless intrigue and common distrust of each other, until no honest man was left; till all were intent to save their lives by holding power; for in this land to lose power is to lose life.
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These _Generous Offers_ overcame the Spark to all Intents and purposes; and he wou'd fain have been a dabling with her then; But she forbid him, and told him 'twas not at that time convenient, but she had order'd matters so, that when he came on _Thursday-night,_ there shou'd be nothing that shou'd interrupt them.
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Her sister paid not the slightest heed; she was intent upon a business letter of much moment.
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Intent listening to the enemy's fire made it absolutely certain that their firing never approached nearer our lines.
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The Prime Minister was anxious about pin-making; a Bishop equally interested in a dissertation on the escapements of watches; a Field-Marshal not less intent on a new specific from the concentrated essence of hellebore.
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They were too intent on their mission, however, to realize that anything out of the ordinary was going on aboard the houseboat.
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The sole occupant was paddling with swift, noiseless strokes toward the mouth of the creek, intent on reaching the lake and making his escape.
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I do not think the knight would offer it; but these that accuse him in his intent towards our wives are a yoke of his discarded men; very rogues, now they be out of service.
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You are very happy; everything has gone well with you, and it would ill befit me, who brought so much unhappiness upon you, to complain that you are too happy, too much intent on the things of this world.
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That the law would not be an execution of the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment is plain enough; and it would be a much more substantial transgression against its purpose than is the one-half of one per cent.
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As a rule, these men, while working for the distant goal of repeal of the Amendment, are seeking to substitute for the Volstead act a law which will permit the manufacture and sale of beer and light wines; a plan which, as I have elsewhere stated, while by no means free from grave objection-for it is clearly not in keeping with the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment-would, in my judgment, be an improvement on the present state of things.
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A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way.
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Neither is there anything of which I am so inquisitive, and delight to inform myself, as the manner of men's deaths, their words, looks, and bearing; nor any places in history I am so intent upon; and it is manifest enough, by my crowding in examples of this kind, that I have a particular fancy for that subject.
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Tempests had to be changed into calm, and contrary winds into fair ones, by the prayers of a saint; and the spirit of prophecy was needed, to predict that a whale would be met between Iona and Tiree, who appeared accordingly, to the extreme terror of St. Berach's crew, swimming with open jaws, and (intent on eating, not monks, but herrings) nearly upsetting them by the swell which he raised.
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To all intents you are a Christian still, and if there is a God in Heaven you will undoubtedly receive your reward.
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The face in the looking-glass was serious and intent, apparently occupied with other things besides the straightness of the parting which, however, was being driven as straight as a Roman road through the dark hair.
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Once she looked unperceived at her visitor, who never moved, who sat so still, with eyes so intent, that you could almost fancy that she was watching something, some face that never looked up at her.
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She was not inattentive so much as remote; she looked at once so unseeing and so intent upon some vision of her own that Mary gradually felt more than protective-she became actually alarmed at the prospect of some collision between Katharine and the forces of the outside world.
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But then Cassandra's face caught his eye, gazing with astonishment at the buffoon, not laughing, too deeply intent and surprised to laugh at what she saw, and for some moments he watched her as if she were a child.
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Examples of Intent

Example #1
He heard the voice of a riverman as he toiled at a rope standing on the corn that filled his ghiassa from end to end, from keel to gunwale.
Example #2
The idlers had left him alone; none were staring at him now.
Example #3
No man who has been in high place, has had the secrets of the Palace and the ear of the Prince, lives after he has lost favour.
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He knew not whom to trust.
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And then drinking his Wine up, he gave his Mistress a Salute, and took his leave; she bidding him besure not to forget to bring the _Picklocks_ with him, that she might help him to the Ring.
Example #6
Thursday Morning_, for she had something of Moment to impart to him; who presently on the receiving of this Note, came to her, fearing there might be some Discovery of their Love-enjoyment.