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intent

Law the will or purpose with which one does an act

Intent

A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System component. Identifies the primary goal of each prerequisite or credit.
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As he passed, this person exchanged a cold and distant salutation with Baglioni, but fixed his eyes upon Giovanni with an intentness that seemed to bring out whatever was within him worthy of notice.
The luminary was a golden-haired, beaming, mild-eyed, God-like creature, gazing down in the vigour and intentness of youth upon an earth that was brimming with interest for him.
I could imagine her sedately busy among her pots and pans, making a ritual of her household duties, so that they acquired a moral significance; I did not suppose that she was clever or could ever be amusing, but there was something in her grave intentness which excited my interest.
Sherlock Holmes had listened with the utmost intentness to the statement of the unhappy schoolmaster.
Prince Bagration and Tushin looked with equal intentness at Bolkonski, who spoke with suppressed agitation.
I can imagine a certain sort of person--" she paused; she was aware that he was listening with the greatest intentness, and that his formality was merely the cover for an extreme anxiety of some sort.
The expression was one of childlike intentness, as if she were watching for a fish to swim past over the clear red rocks.