intention

[ in-ten-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF intention
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Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it is not my intention to do away with government.

The intention is, I tell you plainly, to mortify you into a sense of your duty.

She could feel its false precision, its intention, its repulse of her.

He turned toward the hall door as if with the intention of lighting the chandelier.

And, if it's any comfort to you, I have no intention of interfering in any way.

It is not my intention to do more than touch upon the religious wars of the Cvennes.

I hadn't the least intention of calling, but I answered him according to his folly.

What, then, was your intention when you insisted on her silence?

But Eileen had no intention of meeting anyone's gaze at that minute.

No declaration of policy or intention could have been more explicit.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French entencion "stretching, intensity, will, thought" (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) "a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention," noun of action from intendere "to turn one's attention," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).

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