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  • adv. In an intentional manner, on purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an intentional manner; with intention; by design; of purpose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an intentional manner; with intention or design; of purpose; not casually.
  • In intention only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with intention; in an intentional manner


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  • Mr. Krauze's "redeemers"—he uses the word intentionally for its religious overtones—include famous figures like Evita Perón, Che Guevara, Hugo Chávez and the novelists Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

    The Lost Century

  • In the intervening years our family (we use the term intentionally) has survived a cross-country move (together) and Anne's remarriage, not to mention all the matters both logistical and emotional that divorced families deal with every day.

    Jonathan Weiler: A Divorced Couple's Perspective on Raising a Child, Part I

  • McCain, like Bush and the neocon ideologues, misuse the term intentionally to jerk the chain of the electorate.

    McCain Blasts Obama As Unfit To Defend America

  • Me - Actually, I use the term intentionally to show the ludicrous nature of it all!


  • Obama soon will take the bully pulpit while millions of frustrated people wait for “change”, somehow missing the overt silliness of the overuse of a term intentionally ambivalent as to outcome.

    The Obama Conundrum: Progress and Protest in the Face of Reality

  • Judge Susan Webber Wright held him in contempt of court for what she called intentionally false testimony.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2008

  • Variations or reversals in the meanings of words are not of uncommon occurrence in the ordinary growth of languages; but it is not often that we find, as in this case, the whole meaning of a term intentionally and gratuitously changed by the leaders of philosophical thought.

    Thoughts on Religion

  • After the group parted ways with Interscope Records, Shaddix says, the label intentionally scheduled the release of a Papa Roach greatest hits albums to coincide with the release of the band's Aug. 31 Eleven Seven Music debut, "Time for Annihilation ...

    Traverse City Record-Eagle Home

  • Careful rereading will show that Feldstein intentionally circumlocutes around this.

    Matthew Yglesias » Argument By Assertion

  • Even in intentionally tasteless but good-humored films like this one, I don't find the beating of elderly women to be very cool.

    Movie Review: Drag Me to Hell


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