Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Purposeful character or quality; adaptation to a purpose: as, the purposefulness of an architectural design.
- n. The state of being purposeful.
- n. the quality of having a definite purpose
“Or, 'pointing out issues of complexity, irreducibility, and (through humans) known potential of intelligence and purposefulness is fair game with ID '.”
“In the first place the "purposefulness" of the movements of the planets is not affected in the very least by the question of heliocentricism.”
“We must remember, however, that there was a time when the same 'purposefulness' was believed to exist in the cosmos where everything seemed to turn literally and metaphorically around the earth, the abode of man.”
“On every other occasion, I have seen goodness, purposefulness, and the sorts of green pastures I saw at Brykill Farm seeded and grown by deliberation over years of sweat, sacrifice and a steady hand.”
“The confidence and burly purposefulness behind a 25-yarder that beat David Seaman and inflicted defeat on a resilient Arsenal were uncanny in a 16-year-old Everton substitute.”
“Of course, the authors don't suggest telling happy kids to wipe the grins off their faces, but Mr. Friedman and Ms. Martin do make a case for instilling values such as forethought and purposefulness.”
“It's that carriage that exudes confidence and purposefulness, and a perpetual awareness that there's yet more, so much more still to do.”
“The orchestra, which is star-studded as usual with ringers like trumpeter Roy Hargrove , alto saxophonist Antonio Hart , and formidable drummer Lewis Nash , has come together with even greater cohesion and purposefulness.”
“My dad was a tall, good-looking man, though his features bore the slight tremor of the frenzied, similar to that strained purposefulness of a dog that has come to the end of its chain, but does not agree.”
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