Purpose in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Purpose

(intransitive) To have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan. | (transitive, passive) To design for some purpose. (Can we add an example for this sense?) | (obsolete, intransitive) To discourse.

Short Example Sentences for Purpose

  • 1. That was a sentence with a purpose in it. 🔊
  • 2. She came out for the purpose of sitting for the picture. 🔊
  • 3. He sat down suddenly as if on purpose to stare. 🔊
  • 4. What purpose is it designed to serve in the philosophy of the author? 🔊
  • 5. The strength of this we purpose to try in a subsequent chapter. 🔊
  • 6. All the world has laboured under the idea that the purpose was piles of gold. 🔊
  • 7. For this purpose a small table ought to be placed close beside the piano. 🔊
  • 8. He assumed his human nature for the express purpose of dying upon the cross. 🔊
  • 9. Had he not, in very purpose and act, been the murderer of his mate? 🔊
  • 10. A simple and much-used arrangement for this purpose is shown in Fig. 🔊
  • 11. And yet I can't help suspecting some purpose behind it. 🔊
  • 12. But how easy for the sceptic to demand, What good purpose does it answer? 🔊
  • 13. Its nominal main purpose is the repair, etc., of Service Aircraft. 🔊
  • 14. For this Purpose he carried him to the Exchange; and pointing to M. 🔊
  • 15. They had a distinct purpose in view, and Frank's remarks brought it up. 🔊

How to use Purpose in Sentences?

  • 1. As his foot touched the deck his will, his purpose he had been hurrying to save, died out within. 🔊
  • 2. The first is a new stitch, in which I purpose to work some muslin dresses for us both. 🔊
  • 3. The purpose of the damping springs is to reduce the sensitiveness of the diaphragm to extraneous sounds. 🔊
  • 4. For this reason it is necessary to employ auxiliary apparatus for the purpose of signaling between stations. 🔊
  • 5. The break between them serves the purpose of a rhetorical pause, throwing into prominence some detail of the action. 🔊
  • 6. Such a case is not usual, but an example of it will serve a useful purpose in fixing certain facts as to pitch. 🔊
  • 7. With the reflection he felt again the exhaustion of the nerves, the infirmity of purpose against which he had struggled ever since his return. 🔊
  • 8. The old beast was determined to be off, being like a restless wild animal devoid of purpose or reason. 🔊
  • 9. Is not everything that is done by him, or left undone, in pursuance of his eternal purpose and design? 🔊
  • 10. He will bring with him the plan of his latest defenses of a town on the east coast, which our cruiser squadron purpose to bombard. 🔊
  • 11. Conjecture was rife as to the purpose of the Confederates in supplying us with spittoons and nothing else. 🔊
  • 12. These may be taken for the same purpose that some birds, especially of the gallinaceous order, swallow bits of gravel. 🔊
  • 13. He opened his mouth, apparently for the purpose of saying something, but his tongue refused to articulate any recognizable words. 🔊
  • 14. She was a thinker, and would reason out the purpose of them, apply the lesson, and achieve the reform required. 🔊
  • 15. Nay, that they are, and were, created for the express purpose of being devoted to death, spiritual and eternal. 🔊
  • 16. If you have any information to give me, pray write it down; but seal the note, for which purpose you will find wax and a seal on my table. 🔊
  • 17. But then one does not go to the Bazaars only for the purpose of purchasing at the stalls, every one of them is a new and striking picture. 🔊
  • 18. The sea swarms with fish, the woods teem with sago, and cultivation of the clove procures extra wages when any special purpose requires them. 🔊
  • 19. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and research. 🔊
  • 20. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and research. 🔊