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synonyms for aiming

  • address
  • design
  • direct
  • focus
  • intend
  • mean
  • plan
  • propose
  • target
  • try
  • want
  • angle
  • aspire
  • attempt
  • cast
  • concentrate
  • contemplate
  • covet
  • endeavor
  • essay
  • fix
  • level
  • purpose
  • sight
  • slant
  • steer
  • strive
  • train
  • wish
  • set one's sights on
  • zero in on
  • zoom in
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antonyms for aiming

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  • ignore
  • neglect
  • forget
  • look away
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How to use aiming in a sentence

Here they called a halt for a time, and began to hunt vigorously in all directions, aiming at every species of game.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The pastime consisted of riding on horseback and aiming a lance at one of the holes in the broad end of the crossbar.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
His eyes were sighting along an instrument of his own devising as if he were aiming some super-gun of a great air cruiser.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
And because of these thoughts he had stood irresolute, aiming without firing, and bidding his Mexicans do the same.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
For greater secrecy of movement, we divided into small parties, aiming to traverse different roads.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
It is about two miles from Jericho crossing to the railroad, the point for which the right wing was aiming.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Aiming at his chest, I pulled the trigger, and then leaped back to avoid him should he spring on me.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
Young Starr darted to the right, aiming for some rocks which he fancied might afford partial shelter.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
Strange as it may seem, he was aiming for the same point toward which Warren Starr started some time later.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
Carefully getting my spear-shaft upright, I lowered the point, and aiming carefully, I struck.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
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