[ adjective ] directed with intense concentration
"a fixed stare" "an intent gaze"
Used in print(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
The car was just about to us , its driver 's fat , solemn face intent on the road ahead , on business , on a family in Sante_Fe - on anything but an old pick-up truck in which two human_beings desperately needed rescue .
[ adjective ] wholly absorbed as in thought
"deep in thought" "the book had her totally engrossed" "enwrapped in dreams" "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare "rapt with wonder" "wrapped in thought"
[ noun ] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"
Used in print(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
Whatever the merits of its intent , Utopian communism is far too naive , far too crude , to suit any modern socialist or communist .
[ noun ] the intended meaning of a communication
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The first sentence , with its platitudinous irony , announces an emblematic intent : `` The way to the churchyard ran_along beside the highroad , ran beside it all_the_way to the end ; that_is_to_say , to the churchyard '' .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Whenever artists , indeed , turned_to actual representations or molded three-dimensional_figures , which were rare down to 800 B.C. , they tended to reflect reality ( see Plate 6a , 9b ) ; a schematic , abstract treatment of men and animals , by intent , rose only in the late eighth century .