Example sentences for: intent

How can you use “intent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Because he is more intent upon painting Hitler as a populist--a creature of the baleful age that wrested authority from responsible elites and enshrined popular sovereignty.

  • The defendant's attorneys argued that Lee, charged on 59 counts of mishandling secret documents, never acted with criminal intent.

  • You can hear as much in tapes of Stevens reading aloud; he is so intent on keeping an even, magisterial tone that he occasionally loses himself in the convoluted syntax on which Vendler expends such analytic energy.

  • But genocide has a precise and universally accepted definition: "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group," according to the 1951 Genocide Convention.

  • Perhaps quite by accident or perhaps with full subversive intent, a headline over another WP front-page story--about the return of a certain movie killer whale to the high seas--sends an ominous message, though: "A Whale of an Ending for 'Willy'".


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