Examples of purposely in a Sentence
the real estate agent purposely withheld information that would have discouraged us from buying the property
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On one side, a woman who single-handedly ran one of the most high-stakes poker games in the world—and purposely used her sexuality as a device to do so—is galvanizing.
Nearly 50 people lined up last week to condemn the commissioners and the county legal department in the public comment portion of Tuesday's board meeting, accusing them of purposely keeping voters from deciding the spray ban's fate.
Nearly 50 people lined up last week to condemn the commissioners and the county legal department in the public comment portion of Tuesday’s board meeting, accusing them of purposely keeping voters from deciding the spray ban’s fate.
Rather than have the device shut off in unfavorable conditions—older batteries that can’t handle peak draw, cold temperatures, etc.—iOS updates to iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7 cause the phone to purposely throttle CPU clock speeds.
Considered in this light, one wonders whether the hastily drafted, loophole-ridden tax plan was purposely built as a leaky boat.
One of the suspects fled on foot while the other took off in a car and purposely tried to strike the officer, according to police.
Coach Gregg Popovich accused Pachulia of purposely getting underneath Leonard in an attempt to injure him.
Ortiz said some people appeared to have heard about the drive the day before from some radio interviews and had purposely driven through the intersection to give.
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First Known Use of purposely
Synonymsadvisedly, consciously, deliberately, designedly, knowingly, purposefully, intentionally, purposively, willfully, wittingly
Antonymsinadvertently, unconsciously, unintentionally, unknowingly, unwittingly
Related Wordscalculatedly, studiedly; voluntarily, willingly; premeditatedly
Near Antonymsaccidentally, incidentally; haphazardly, randomly; involuntarily, unwillingly; impulsively, instinctively, spontaneously
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