The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
The greatest longitudinalstress a substance can bear without tearingasunder, - usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.
refers to a specific end that is capable of being reached her immediate objective is to pass the course
is used of an end that is the direct result of a need or desire the object of the discussion was to arouse controversy
emphasizes the final result one hopes to achieve as distinct from the process of achieving it does a desirable end ever justify the use of immoral means?
suggests laborious effort in striving to attain something the presidency was the goal of his ambition
refers to a specific intention and connotes a directing of all efforts toward this his aim is to become a doctor
, a somewhat formal term common in legal usage, connotes more deliberation assault with intent to kill
is the general word implying a having something in mind as a plan or design, or referring to the plan had in mind
connotes a defined or specific resolution or determination in the plan had in mind I have a purpose in writing you
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