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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTEND

But before you start to read let me explain what I intend to do.

I intend going with Windich to-morrow easterly in search of water.

I did not intend to write; but your too-kind sister has prevailed upon me.

We are always disbelieving in him because things do not go as we intend and desire them to go.

The purposes for which you intend your fruit is highly important.

Do you not intend, Sir, to push his way at court, and obtain for him the post of physician there?

She does not intend to talk business with me if she can possibly help it.

But Napoleon did not intend that the matter should be given up or postponed.

He did not intend to be cheated out of his fun by any orders that "Straw-nose" should give him.

This white man did not intend to camp here then--where there was no water!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "direct one's attention to," from Old French entendre, intendre "to direct one's attention" (in Modern French principally "to hear"), from Latin intendere "turn one's attention, strain," literally "stretch out, extend," from in- "toward" (see in- (2)) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "have as a plan" (late 14c.) was present in Latin. A Germanic word for this was ettle, from Old Norse ætla "to think, conjecture, propose," from Proto-Germanic *ahta "consideration, attention" (cf. Old English eaht, German acht). Intended (n.) "one's intended husband or wife" is from 1767.

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