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Related to purposed: came through, touching on
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Synonyms for purpose

the proper activity of a person or thing

to have in mind as a goal or purpose

Synonyms for purpose

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

what something is used for

propose or intend

reach a decision

References in classic literature ?
This Gloucester was a new town in a new land, and he purposed to "take it in," as of old he had taken in all the cities from Snohomish to San Diego of that world whence he hailed.
The lama was his trove, and he purposed to take possession.
As I purposed to make a considerable stay here, it gratified me to learn that there is no longer the want of harmony between the town's-people and pilgrims, which impelled the former to such lamentably mistaken measures as the persecution of Christian and the fiery martyrdom of Faithful.
The next morning, when Adam went to his host in the smoking-room, Sir Nathaniel asked him how he purposed to proceed with regard to keeping his vow.
Weston purposed to make himself 'useful;' for he presently took leave of me, crossed the stile, and traversed the path with his usual firm, elastic tread, leaving me to ponder his words as I continued my course alone.
I had spoken to the Sagoths as I had for the purpose of throwing them off the scent of my purposed attempt at escape.
But what they purposed for us further was of most imminent interest to me.