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Definition of Intent

Intent

  1. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement.
  2. Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure.
  3. The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.

Intent Quotations

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
Stephen Covey

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. - William Law
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
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Intent Translations

intent in Norwegian is spent, anspent
intent in Spanish is intento