The simple, purposeful touch reinforced what she already knew.
The Design argument elicits from Lotze the criticism that some things look purposeful, but others decidedly purposeless.
Deidre sensed his anger, though his movements were as controlled and purposeful as usual.
Experience forbids our excluding organic activity from natural causes, also our excluding intelligence from purposeful (zwecktdtigen) causes; hence experience forbids our defining the fundamental force or first cause out of which living creatures arose.'
The purposeful character of all these movements or changes of position indicates that they are of nervous origin.