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  • n. Plural form of purpose.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of purpose.


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  • Let who may exalt or startle or fascinate or soothe, I will have purposes as health or heat or snow has, and be as regardless of observation. Walt Whitman, Preface 1855

    I believe in those winged purposes ... Song of Myself

    December 9, 2006