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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTENDED

This request he intended to refuse, and enjoyed in advance the humiliation of young Rushton.

It has been the accumulation of years, and was intended as a provision for you and Robert.

His last letter gives no clue to the track he intended to pursue.

Each step, while it was intended to be the last, only made some other last step needful.

He had not intended this; it seemed hardly his fault: his intentions had been good, or at least not bad.

There was only one possible meaning; he intended to use fire.

All I intended by the first, I believe, I honestly told you at the time.

All of which Andy heard, and he knew that Buck Heath intended him to hear them.

They ask not for my approbation, intended, as it should seem, to suppose me into their will.

The bullets of Allister and Clune might have gone home— they were intended to kill, not to wound.

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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