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Connections seem intent on keeping her busy again this autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)High tackles didn't drip into the culture of the game through malicious intent to hurt opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both these teams have got a lot better in recent times, but the visitors always seemed intent on getting ahead of themselves here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no malicious intent at all. The Sun (2008)He was standing there by night like one intent on doing evil. Fairy Tales (1812)To all intents and purposes it is a prison within a prison. The Sun (2016)This intent in no way justifies or excuses the crime. Christianity Today (2000)You only go there with serious intent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They seem intent on being in opposition after the next election. The Sun (2012)Often the question of intent appears to be entirely ignored. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The referee said there was no malicious intent. The Sun (2009)To all intents and purposes he had already died. The Sun (2012)There have been mere glimmers of intent in the way they have tweaked their squads. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Which undermined the serious commitment and intent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The government seems intent on burying its head in the sand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not all were given as fouls and to my mind none was made with malicious intent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Aggressive intent is one thing but recklessness is another. The Sun (2015)This thing is a venomous bird for all intents and purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there are those who warn that they have more serious intent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both parties seem to be intent on moving on. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I recognise the intent behind the look. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Perhaps that will produce strains, but at present the series looks intent on focusing on its procedural side. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Full of energy and intent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Statistics obscure intent and meaning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were not overly defensive but nor did they show much in the way of attacking intent and the surprise was that City were so subdued. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'intent'
British English: intent ADJECTIVE
If you are intent on doing something, you are eager and determined to do it.
The rebels are obviously intent on keeping up the pressure.
British English: intent NOUN
A person's intent is their intention to do something.
...a strong statement of intent on arms control.
Definition of intent from the Collins English Dictionary
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