- Chip's face was firm and Kim could tell he was intent on keeping himself above water.
- He also warned their opposition could backfire because he was now intent on deregulating the restaurant sector.
- He said he was intent on protecting direct payments to Ireland which were worth 2 billion euro annually.
- He was very intent on this task, as if he fancied himself a latter-day St. Francis.
- Mr McCall said the management was still ‘more intent on imposition than negotiation’.
- But the women take no notice of their admirers, so intent are they on their own conversation.
- She has an unsettling intent look, and seems to see things the people around her don't.
- I was preoccupied with this useless energy when a huge man approached with an intent look on his face.
- Danny looked up to see Cameron at the door, leaning back against it with an intent look in his eyes.
to all intents and purposes
- In all important respects: a man who was to all intents and purposes illiterateMore example sentences
in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, in all important respects;more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, as near as dammit;almost, nearly, verging on, bordering on, well nigh, nigh on;South African plus-minusinformal pretty much, pretty nearly, pretty well
- I am, to all intents and purposes, a private person.
- It is, to all intents and purposes, an attempt to rebrand Egypt.
- But as Harold says, to all intents and purposes, they are very accepting of Camilla.
- Law With the intention of committing a crime: he denied arson with intent to endanger lifeMore example sentences
- At an earlier hearing Carter pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life.
- That certainly could not have affected the verdict on the wounding with intent.
- He faces charges of attempted arson and having articles with intent to destroy or damage property.
- Example sentences
- With singular intentness, a procession of men carry a body.
- ‘What do you think these aliens would look like?’ she asked with the same intentness as her first question.
- He watched those games from the baseline underneath the basket with a level of intentness belying his youth.
Middle English: from Old French entent, entente, based on Latin intendere (see intend). The adjective is from Latin intentus, past participle of intendere.
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