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

(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

an act of intending

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"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.
"From the moment I saw her that has been my fixed intention. Every one thinks of me as simply a speculator with the money fever in my veins.
Vronsky openly flirted with Kitty at balls, danced with her, and came continually to the house, consequently there could be no doubt of the seriousness of his intentions. But, in spite of that, the mother had spent the whole of that winter in a state of terrible anxiety and agitation.
"What is he going to do?" thought Villefort, whose position demanded much reserve, but who was longing to know what his father's intentions were.
He saw the great cat veer in his charge as though to elude the naked savage rushing to meet him, as it was evidently Sheeta's intention to make good his kill before attempting to protect it from Tarzan.
Chance had it, though, that he glanced out of the doorway of the cook's tent at the very moment that Kai Shang and Momulla approached the entrance to his, and he thought that he noted a stealthiness in their movements that comported poorly with amicable or friendly intentions, and then, just as they two slunk within the interior, Gust caught a glimpse of the long knife which Momulla the Maori was then carrying behind his back.
My intention in writing "Falk" was not to shock anybody.
"But," I interrupted, "if Larsan had no intention of using the cane as evidence against Darzac, why had he made himself up to look like the man when he went in to buy it?"
"Let me paint the man like Manet, and the intention of his soul can go to the devil."
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.
The enormous Drissa camp was formed on Pfuel's plan, and there was no intention of retiring farther.
Eustace Macallan had expressed to them, directly or indirectly, any intention of obtaining arsenic, with a view to the improvement of her complexion.
ONCE UPON A TIME, when the Sun announced his intention to take a wife, the Frogs lifted up their voices in clamor to the sky.
"When I bury a bone," said the Dog, "it is with an intention to uncover it later and pick it."