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.
They're all searching for a home, or a purpose, or even just a moment's peace.
The purpose of the program was to test the effects of prolonged LSD use on human subjects.
I readily promised to do so, and the following day was named for the purpose.
Upon this as a platform of purpose and of action we can stand together.
In 1890 a bill for this purpose received 44 out of 114 votes in the Parliament.
Six lines would have contained all that is in it to the purpose of my story.
Books have their place in the world, but they are not its purpose.
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).