intent on/upon (something)


: giving all of one's attention and effort to a specific task or goal
She seems intent on destroying our credibility.
They were intent on their work.

Examples of intent on/upon (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twenty miles south of Canale, in the tidy hilltop town of Roddino, Gemma Boeri, 75, is less exacting with her agnolotti and more intent on preserving the ritual of making it. Dawn Davis Sharon Radisch Soneela Nankani Emma Kehlbeck Joel Thibodeau, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Others were intent on dismantling the encampment one way or the other. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 Still, the French president seemed especially intent on strengthening personal bonds when the Macrons escorted Mr. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, to the Pyrenees, where Mr. Macron used to spend childhood summers with his grandmother. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2024 Lately, as groups intent on banning books grow in strength across the nation, the sisters wish for meaningful discussions. Tiffani Jackson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 May 2024 No sector of human activity is as serious about naming, or as intent on respecting natural kinds, as science. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024 Some startups are even intent on eventually building their own AI technology. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 2 May 2024 The consequences of the months of ammunition shortages, compounded by dwindling personnel reserves, are now becoming apparent as Moscow appears intent on seizing as much new territory as possible before the U.S. aid starts trickling in. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 29 Apr. 2024 Complicating matters, the filmmaker is intent on making an original movie, titled Onslaught, this fall for A24, before taking on any other projects. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019

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“Intent on/upon (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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