as intended


: in the way that has been planned
If everything goes as intended, he will graduate this spring.

Examples of as intended in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which meant two identical cats actually plunged through the ceiling, one as intended, the other pretty freaked out but OK after taking the ride of his life. Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 The treatment arrived too late to save Mallory’s life, Shader Smith writes in a last chapter of the book, but her autopsy revealed that the phages had started to work as intended. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 Occasionally, the opposite effect can occur, and your body can block the drug from being absorbed into your bloodstream, resulting in these medications not functioning as intended, per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Caroline C. Boyle, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 The sitcom actor went on to deliver his commencement address as intended. Shania Russell,, 13 May 2024 Squint hard, and Congress almost looks to be functioning as intended, with a majority of members coming together to advance vital legislation. Michelle Cottle, The Mercury News, 26 Apr. 2024 The screen pass to Jerick McKinnon worked as intended. Jesse Newell, Kansas City Star, 16 Apr. 2024 These faulty injections, called extravasations, deposit radioactivity at the injection site rather than into the bloodstream as intended. Pam Kohl and Bill Kiser, STAT, 12 Apr. 2024 After his family experienced a serious auto accident several years ago, former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs was relieved to find the vehicle’s airbags worked as intended. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024

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“As intended.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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