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  • nounintention, meaning, aim
  • nounpersistence, resolve
  • nounuse
  • verbintend, set sights on

synonyms for purposes

  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • desire
  • determination
  • direction
  • function
  • goal
  • idea
  • intent
  • objective
  • plan
  • principle
  • project
  • reason
  • scheme
  • scope
  • target
  • view
  • wish
  • animus
  • bourn
  • calculation
  • design
  • destination
  • dream
  • drift
  • end
  • expectation
  • hope
  • mecca
  • mission
  • object
  • point
  • premeditation
  • proposal
  • proposition
  • prospect
  • resolve
  • will
  • big idea
  • intendment
  • ulterior motive
  • whatfor
  • where one's headed
  • whole idea
  • why and wherefore
  • whyfor
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antonyms for purposes

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  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • beginning
  • start
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How to use purposes in a sentence

Results are easily and quickly obtained, and are probably accurate enough for all clinical purposes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The alternate hexameter and pentameter are, for most purposes, a more agreeable measure than the hexameter by itself.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Altogether, it seems that not more than one-third of our fast diminishing total are available for actual fighting purposes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But all these fiscal operations should be, for our present purposes, separated from monetary operations.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
As regards Great Britain, the gold standard is yet preserved for all practical purposes.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
It is used for a variety of ornamental purposes, for which, from its extreme natural beauty, it is peculiarly adapted.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
It is largely used in the United Slates, especially for insulating and other purposes of a like kind.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Necessary stoppages for various purposes caused a day's work to be no more than the engine could perform in half a day.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Trades-unions have a double nature, they are created for both beneficial and business purposes.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Fiddle-cases seem to have been used almost solely for travelling purposes.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
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