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- (idiomatic) Completely determined; obstinate.
- He was bent on reaching the end of the book, even if it meant staying up all night.
- 2021 August 17, Roger Cohen, “For America, and Afghanistan, the Post-9/11 Era Ends Painfully”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- A colossal bipartisan investment of American force, treasure and diplomacy to defeat a hostile ideology bent on the creation of an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has failed.
- See also Thesaurus:obstinate.