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intentional

Philosophy
a. of or relating to the capacity of the mind to refer to different kinds of objects
b. (of an object) existing only as the object of some mental attitude rather than in reality, as a unicorn in she hopes to meet a unicorn
References in classic literature ?
This intentional inexistence is exclusively peculiar to psychical phenomena.
I wasn't guilty of any intentional disrespect toward you.
Mueller, "originated in Greece in an intentional travestie of human affairs.
Since this care is needful to the life of children, to neglect them is to murder them; again, to give them up to be managed by those people who have none of that needful affection placed by nature in them, is to neglect them in the highest degree; nay, in some it goes farther, and is a neglect in order to their being lost; so that 'tis even an intentional murder, whether the child lives or dies.
It was certainly an apparent vengeance on their crime of mutiny and piracy that brought them to the state they were in; and they showed not the least remorse for the crime, but added new villanies to it, such as the piece of monstrous cruelty of wounding a poor slave because he did not, or perhaps could not, understand to do what he was directed, and to wound him in such a manner as made him a cripple all his life, and in a place where no surgeon or medicine could be had for his cure; and, what was still worse, the intentional murder, for such to be sure it was, as was afterwards the formed design they all laid to murder the Spaniards in cold blood, and in their sleep.
Whether this was an intentional and waking departure, or a somnambulistic leave-taking and walking in her sleep, may remain a subject of contention; but, on one point (and indeed the main one) all parties are agreed.
The court acknowledged that the shooting was an intentional act but had to decide a dispute related to whether the exclusion applied.
When this attitude is taken, then the intentional destruction of innocent lives is not seen as a limitation upon our actions.
The recent ruling seems to negate that avenue unless there is intentional discrimination against low-income or minority Americans.
Two research hypotheses were tested in the research reported here: The first was that nonlinguistic maternal responses to intentional child communication, but not to preintentional communication, will predict later intentional communication but not later language development.
18) in New York Supreme Court, to ask a judge for a declaration that they are not obliged to fund the producer's defence in 11 lawsuits relating to a "pattern of intentional, egregious sexual predatory behaviour" over 30 years as they insist his alleged misconduct is not covered under their personal liability policies.
Navy Chief has said that there is no indication that Monday's collision of the US Navy guided USS John S McCain with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore was intentional.