For instance, Lincoln said, "I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races."
Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly, yet our purpose is sure.
You have to use the electric scalpel and make a shaky incision on purpose, because palm lines are never completely straight.
c.1300, "intention, aim, goal," from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos "aim, intention" (12c.), from porposer "to put forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French poser "to put, place" (see pose (v.1)). On purpose "by design" is attested from 1580s; earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
late 14c., from Anglo-French purposer "to design," Old French porposer "to intend, propose," variant of proposer (see propose).