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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.
We were within fifty feet of them when they awakened to the intentional menace of our maneuver.
Mueller, "originated in Greece in an intentional travestie of human affairs.
This surely cannot be intentional; and if unintentional, he ought to have been instructed by Meletus, and not accused in the court.
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.
The reservation was not intentional. I encountered Mr Fledgeby, quite by accident, on the spot.--By the expression, on the spot, I mean at Mr Riah's in Saint Mary Axe.'
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.
But, a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), says that a change in operations to allow for more "intentional pairing" of tractors and trailers could lower truck operating costs.
Kelyvynboy however explained that the move wasn't intentional.
'And it triggered this whole controversy because siya (Lorenzana) na rin nagsabi in so many words na intentional. So nagkaroon ng further information flowing it at lumabas na mukhang intentional,' Lacson pointed out.