from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Purposing to become or be; prospective: intending lawyers; an intending contributor.

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  • v. Present participle of intend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Designing or purposing to be or become.


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  • I did not use the word intending that connotation.

    Arjuna Ardagh: Response to the 435 Comments on 'Why It Is Wise to Worship a Woman'

  • On 23 May 1794, the day after a different would-be assassin intending to kill Robespierre had fired on Collot d'Herbois, Renault made her attempt on Robespierre's life.


  • Knowing the nature of the woman, how ardent, how impetuous she could be, and how full of wrath, he had come at her call intending to tell her the truth which he now spoke.

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  • And he proceeded upstairs to examine the luggage, from which Cardo had removed the labels intending to redirect them to his uncles house.

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  • The next day he called intending to apologise, but Miss Jane refused to admit him.

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  • After the judge denied their request for a dictionary, the jurors spent an entire morning wrestling with what the word intending meant.

    Prophetic Justice

  • The essential logical difficulty here resides in the notion of intending to die, for acting so as to produce one's death nearly always has some other aim or justification.


  • On the appointed day, old Kárpáthy -- if it be right to call our intending bridegroom old -- sent Palko to Boltay's, and with great delight received the message that he was to come for the ring himself.

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  • Desroches's, the concierge told him of Philippe's freak, -- how he had called intending to wait, and gone away again immediately.

    The Celibates

  • Immediately he clicks OK, an SMS Alert will reach the lady asking her to call the intending man and notifying him of her acceptance. - New Projects


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