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intention

 [in-ten´shun]
1. a goal.
2. a manner of healing.
3. a surgical procedure or operation.

in·ten·tion

(in-ten'shŭn),
1. An objective.
2. In surgery, a process or operation.
[L. intentio, a stretching out; intention]

intention

(ĭn-tĕn′shən)
n.
Medicine The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.

in·ten·tion

(in-ten'shŭn)
1. An objective.
2. surgery A process or operation.
[L. intentio, a stretching out; intention]
References in classic literature ?
Each of them has its more than one intention. With each the question is what the writer has done with his opportunity; and each answers the question for itself in words which, if I may say so without undue solemnity, were written with a conscientious regard for the truth of my own sensations.
If you ask why Larsan bought the cane, if he had no intention of manufacturing evidence against Darzac by means of it, the answer is quite simple.
"Let me paint the man like Manet, and the intention of his soul can go to the devil."
"All this that I have now repeated I said to him, and much more which I cannot recollect; but it had no effect in inducing him to forego his purpose; he who has no intention of paying does not trouble himself about difficulties when he is striking the bargain.
It not only serves to moderate the immediate mischiefs of those which may have been passed, but it operates as a check upon the legislative body in passing them; who, perceiving that obstacles to the success of iniquitous intention are to be expected from the scruples of the courts, are in a manner compelled, by the very motives of the injustice they meditate, to qualify their attempts.
Edna admired the skill of his maneuver, and avoided any occasion to balk his intentions. When the situation as set forth by Mr.
Upon the security of this oath, I made them acquainted with my intention, an intention, they told me, it was impossible to put in execution.
We tried to unite them, with the evident intention of giving battle and checking the enemy's advance, and by this effort to unite them while avoiding battle with a much stronger enemy, and necessarily withdrawing the armies at an acute angle- we led the French on to Smolensk.
"I am very much interested," Francis said slowly, "to hear of your intentions. Hasn't it occurred to you, however, that your behaviour toward Miss Wendermott's father will take a great deal of explanation?"
Every intelligent person present could see that the prisoner's chance of an honorable acquittal depended on tracing the poison to the possession of his wife--or at least on proving her expressed intention to obtain it.
"And you do not wish me to go away without fulfilling your original intentions?" The old man winked violently.
His life's experiences backed by instinct told him that the Tarmangani was about to rob him of his prey and as Sheeta was hungry, he had no intention of being thus easily deprived of the flesh he already considered his own.