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intent

(ĭn-tĕnt′)
A state of mind that reflects one's aims, goals, or objectives. Intent is the key element of and basis for lawsuits brought against plaintiffs in a court of law.
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Nuala listened to all our stories in turn and listened intently.
The same proportion, 67 per cent, think they hear most intently when they are trying to eavesdrop on tittle-tattle taking place nearby, reports The Telegraph.
They take a tidbit from a male's beak or stare intently at the ground.
But I quickly realized that the more intently I sought to learn about my Black ancestors, the more I would have to research the white people who owned them.
Weaver, who is expected to return to the mound this weekend at Kansas City, will be watching intently.
As one of Sun's long standing Elite Software Integration partners, we're also delighted to see that Sun has listened intently to partners, and our customers, and has implemented many of our recommendations," said Martin Gee CTO at ICSynergy.
It is a detail made monumental, a highly specific rendering of something that must have been photographed millions of times but is rarely examined so intently.
According to the New York Times account, UN Secretary-General Annan listened intently for three and a half hours as the veteran internationalists discussed falling public confidence in both the world body and its top official.
It's for all of these reasons that BE will focus even more intently on motivating African Americans to buy their first homes, and to get them to take this important wealth-building step as early in their lives as possible.
The audience listened intently, even through quieter songs such as the sublime Day In Verona and the haunting Half A Man.