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On purpose; intentionally.‘she had purposely made it difficult’
deliberately, intentionally, on purpose, by design, wilfully, calculatedly, premeditatedly, wittingly, knowingly, consciously, in cold blood, of one's own volitionView synonyms
- ‘I rolled my eyes, purposely intent on winding her up just for the hell of it.’
- ‘This cat and mouse tactic was purposely designed to provoke, enrage and panic the unemployed.’
- ‘He said some local authorities are purposely turning a deaf ear to illegal weapons production.’
- ‘On the rifle range, Wesley purposely missed the target on his first few tries.’
- ‘Future generations can then enjoy the new amenities but will not rue the day we purposely destroyed the nature of the place.’
- ‘The half hour length of many TV programmes seems purposely designed to leave us craving for more.’
- ‘Trip limits were purposely set so that everyone would have an equal chance.’
- ‘A runaway winner at Sandown in February, he has purposely been kept fresh for this Merseyside jackpot bid.’
- ‘Sanrio designers have purposely limited her story to the barest of details.’
- ‘From the kick off Celtics passing was a class act, with the ball moving around swiftly and purposely.’
- ‘Did you ever make the frog purposely get hit by a car just to see him splatter?’
- ‘The big mistake Takeshi made, however, was to purposely have the computer blood look fake.’
- ‘Seth told us later that she purposely went over some big bumps, just cuz we were back there.’
- ‘I fear the event might be misunderstood and purposely hooked on by designers and enemies.’
- ‘We purposely didn't make a big deal of the twenty-fifth because we think every year is important.’
- ‘We played the basics of the song live and purposely left a lot of space for other elements to come in later.’
- ‘She would not purposely try to hurt you but if you asked her opinion, you would get it, even if it was not what you wanted to hear.’
- ‘These are purposely put on in these totalitarian societies as of way of subverting the population.’
- ‘It is a fine example of an old institution, purposely built which is now being used with a new future in education.’
- ‘I entered the living room, purposely sitting at a distance to avoid father's tirade.’
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