in·​tend·​ing | \ in-ˈten-diŋ How to pronounce intending (audio) \

Definition of intending

: prospective, aspiring an intending teacher

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No longer was denial an option for decent intending people. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "What’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of intending

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intending was in 1788

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to shake or wave menacingly

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