Examples of intention in a Sentence
She announced her intention to run for governor.
He seemed to think that I was trying to cause problems, but that was never my intention.
He bought a dog with the intention of training it to attack intruders.
He has good intentions, but his suggestions aren't really helpful.
Recent Examples of intention from the Web
Once the job was done, the resident paid the tree company $400, with the intention of later collecting $200 from the neighbor.
Many people inherit rare antiques with no intention of selling.
Her family is reunited, and her grown son Majd is studying law in Canada with the intention of returning home to practice it.
View Slideshow Eleven years ago, photographer David LaChapelle left the continental U.S. and his life photographing the biggest stars alive to live on a farm in Hawaii, with the intention of staying there.
Isle Philippeaux, along with several other islands within Lake Superior, was invented by a priest, who named them after a rich French politician, with the intention of getting more money.
Ryan Kalil, Carolina’s 11-year Pro Bowl center and Matt’s older brother, said that Matt watched his tape in the offseason with the intention of being honest with himself, and fixing what needed to be fixed.
Murkowski is expected to release a bill as early as next week, with intention of passing it out of committee by Nov. 13.
Wentz threw that one as Mason Foster put his shoulder in Wentz’s sternum with every intention of crushing Wentz’s ribcage.
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First Known Use of intention
Synonymsaim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, goal, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thing
Related Wordsgrail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminus
Near Antonymsmeans, method, way
Synonym Discussion of intention
- announced his intention to marry
- the clear intent of the statute
- being successful was her purpose in life
- the order of events came by accident, not design
- her aim was to raise film to an art form
- willing to use any means to achieve his end
- his constant object was the achievement of pleasure
- their objective is to seize the oil fields
- worked years to reach her goals
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legal Definition of intention
- the intention of the testator
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