You remember them from college: the Jesus freaks, intent on spreading the “Good News,” somewhere between quaint and creepy.
“We know that he came here with the intent of finding an administrator,” Jordan said in the press conference.
Back to today: Israel is responding not only to Iran's actions but also to its rhetoric, its statements of intent.
"purpose," early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus "a stretching out," in Late Latin "intention, attention," noun use of past participle of intendere "stretch out, lean toward, strain," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
"very attentive," late 14c., from Latin intentus "attentive, eager, waiting, strained," past participle of intendere "to strain, stretch" (see intend). Related: Intently.