a higher purpose


: a more meaningful reason to live, work, etc.
He was searching for a higher purpose.

Examples of a higher purpose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her commitment to excellence and outstanding work was driven by a higher purpose, focused on improving learning outcomes for all. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 6 Dec. 2023 Gaither and Sanders each believed there was a higher purpose to the sport. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 The Best Workplaces ensure that employees feel included in the decision-making process as strategic partners, helping every employee feel connected to a higher purpose for the organization. Ted Kitterman, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 But beyond being welcomed into a loving home, Isla (Alix West Lefler) has been put to a higher purpose, chiefly by Bobby’s mother-in-law, Faye (Fisher). Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sep. 2023 Together, women speaking up online disobeyed efforts to silence them and in so doing, began serving a higher purpose. Sarah Stankorb, ELLE, 17 Aug. 2023 But Ross understands, perhaps more than most, how making music can serve a higher purpose. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 2 July 2023 While these factors influence decisions and action, they aren’t typically tethered to a higher purpose. Ryan McGrath, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 If the awards show circuit has become in part a piece of promotional fashion content, this was a potent reminder that the attention paid to what everyone wears can actually be used for a higher purpose than just promoting new stuff. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2023

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“A higher purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20higher%20purpose. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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