Definition Of intent


(especially of a look) showing earnest and eager attention.

a curiously intent look on her face

intention or purpose.

with alarm she realized his intent

resolved or determined to do (something).

the administration was intent on achieving greater efficiency

Example Of intent

  • According to reports, the accidents were caused by a man who was intent on killing himself.

  • And no matter what people say she is quite intent on fulfilling that dream.

  • Burley understands the mood though, and is intent on lifting it.

  • But the contest was far from over as the two international challengers were intent on playing their hands late.

  • But the women take no notice of their admirers, so intent are they on their own conversation.

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