Examples of purposely in a Sentence
the real estate agent purposely withheld information that would have discouraged us from buying the property
Recent Examples of purposely from the Web
Authorities allege Buchanan purposely waited before alerting the mother and police, the news station said.
The humanitarian wing of the party would prefer a more lenient approach to those risking their lives to reach Italian shores, but the party’s leadership has been purposely vague on the issue, preferring to leave the migration issue to others.
The party remained purposely vague during the campaign to attract votes on the left and right, but Mr. Salvini did the opposite.
There are also new cocktails that purposely cater to every weakness.
The former Sevilla defender appeared to purposely stand on Neymar's ankle, but the 26-year-old's reaction to the incident prompted Mexico boss Osorio to dedicate a large portion of his post-match comments to the PSG star's antics.
Jonathan and the other orphans from Colombia who arrived for a summer in Washington seven years ago were purposely not told the real reason for their visit, to potentially find families.
During college, an acquaintance who took her wrinkle-fighting regimen very seriously told me she purposely didn’t spend much time outside.
Bears who are fed, either accidentally or purposely, by humans can become desensitized and unafraid to approach people, DEEP said.
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PURPOSELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of purposely for English Language Learners
: in a way that is planned or intended : in a deliberate way
PURPOSELY Defined for Kids
Definition of purposely for Students
- Timothy was not purposely trying to frighten me …; he was just being honest.
- —Theodore Taylor, The Cay
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