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1‘he tried to divine his father's intent in asking the question’
aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, target, end
design, plan, scheme
resolve, resolution, determination
wish, desire, ambition, idea, dream, aspiration, hope
1‘he was intent on proving his point’
bent, set, determined, insistent, fixed, resolved, hell-bent, keen
firm about, committed to
single-minded about, inflexible about, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on
determined to, resolved to, anxious to, impatient to
2‘she had an intent look on her face’
attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, enrapt, rapt, focused, earnest, concentrated, concentrating, intense, studious, fixed, steady, steadfast, occupied, preoccupied, wrapped up, alert, watchful, observant
‘to all intents and purposes a newborn human baby is helpless’
in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, in all important respects
more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, as near as dammit
almost, nearly, verging on, bordering on, well nigh, nigh on
pretty much, pretty nearly, pretty well
fully, by no means
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