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- entent (obsolete)
- A purpose; something that is intended.
- (law) The state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence.
a purpose; something that is intended
state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence
- Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
- a mind intent on self-improvement
- 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk, 20 June:
- Uruguay were quick to the ball, strong in the tackle and seemed intent on showing they were a better team than had been apparent in their defeat to Costa Rica.
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
- Unwavering from a course of action.
firmly fixed or concentrated
intent m (plural intents)