Purpose in a sentence

The word "purpose" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of purpose and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Purpose

  • That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.
  • To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
  • the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
  • what something is used for
  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  • reach a decision
  • propose or intend

How to use purpose in a sentence. Purpose pronunciation.

When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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As he walked up the room he suddenly realised this fact, and, for a moment, he thought he had made a mistake; but again he remembered distinctly that the letter said half-past eight, and he wondered now if this had been arranged by the Prince-for what purpose?
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He had yet some cards to play, and Achmet and Higli-and another very high and great-might be delivered over to Kaid's deadly purposes rather than himself tomorrow.
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Excited as she was, she had seen the inflexibility of his purpose.
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Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
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She only saw troubled depths, lighted by a soul of kindling purpose.
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Thou saidst but now that thy heart was with my purpose.
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Kaid's eyes were growing reddish; no good sign for those around him, for any that crossed him or his purposes.
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Yet my justice was but darkness of purpose, the hidden terror to them all.
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If he failed in his purpose with this man, he would never begin his work in Egypt.
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Harrik asked, a thought flashing to his mind again, in keeping with his earlier purpose.
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He was scarce passed from the shivering Nile into a dry yelek, had hardly taken a juicy piece from the cooking-pot at the house of the village sheikh, before he began to cultivate friends who could help him, including the sheikh himself; for what money Mahommed lacked was supplied by Lacey, who had a reasoned confidence in him, and by the fiercely indignant Kaid himself, to whom Lacey and Mahommed went secretly, hiding their purpose from David.
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Tis to no purpose for such to say, That they are cautious what Plays they see, and always go to the best and that the _Play-Houses_ would thrive whether they frequented them or no.
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The main street consisted of four or five blocks of little white frame stores which were too high to sit down on, but not too high for various other purposes; in fact, hardly high enough.
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They purpose transporting the ore concentrated to Europe.
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These holes were the beginnings of tunnels, and the purpose was to drive them hundreds of feet into the mountain, and some day tap the hidden ledge where the silver was.
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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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In which I always take care to help either Sex to that which may be for their Purpose; and always Warrant those I help 'em to, to be Safe and Sound; for I Value my Reputation more, than to put a bad Commodity into any Man's hand.
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Examples of Purpose

Example #1
Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
Example #2
But the years go on, and friends have an end.
Example #3
To afford amusement to the assembled company?
Example #4
David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
Example #5
What he knew Kaid did not know.
Example #6
There was a crisis in the Soudan, there was trouble in the army, there was dark conspiracy of which he knew the heart, and anything might happen to-morrow!