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  • Intendent's Palace
    Intendent's Palace
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intendment Charge; oversight.
    • Intendment Intention; design; purpose. "The intendment of God and nature."
    • Intendment (Law) The true meaning, understanding, or intention of a law, or of any legal instrument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Tonawanda, New York homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food.
    • n intendment Understanding; intelligence.
    • n intendment Intention; design; purpose.
    • n intendment True intention or meaning: specifically used of a person or a law, or of any legal instrument.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The title role of Dirty Harry, 1971, was originally intended for Frank Sinatra. After he refused, it was offered to John Wayne, and then Paul Newman, finally being accepted by Clint Eastwood.
    • Intendment (Shak.) intention, design
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.”
  • Garrison Keillor
    Garrison Keillor
    “Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.”
  • Josh Billings
    “It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.”
  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    “I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. entendement, understanding, insight, F. entendement, fr. LL. intendimentum,. See Intend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entendre—L. intendĕre, intentum and intensumin, towards, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

But, on the other hand, the abbess intended to help her beloved niece to reap the reward of her piety.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Barbara, she declared, had done right to choose the white one, which was intended for the next dance at the New Scales.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
You don't intend letting her think that WE are the thieves, do you?
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It sometimes happens that punishment produces a result exactly opposite to that which was intended; and so it turned out in the present instance.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
An unexpected visitor has turned the course of my thoughts, and changed the subject I had intended to pursue.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Whereas they intend to be present on Wednesday.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
His last letter gives no clue to the track he intended to pursue.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
It had not been intended that I should see that interior, and the reason why the Customs officers had been bribed was now apparent.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
After sixty, one likes peace better than war; and I intend to stay at home.
"Wyandotte" by James Fenimore Cooper
Informs her of her uncle Antony's intended address to her mother.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It was not at all late when the Wallingford was slowly approaching the wharf where it was intended to bring-up.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
He then told her why she had been twice flogged, and told her he intended to whip her till she should yield.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
That was the test question, and was so intended and proclaimed by its mover.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I hoped, I said, that she would admit of the intended visit, which I had so often mentioned, of the two ladies.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
They're intended for the peace and security of the island, nothing else.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
The child of the dishonoured union belongs as nature intended to the mother.
"The Bigamist" by F.E. Mills Young
Yes, that is what I intend to make you: have intended it for some time.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
My curiosity had been aroused by the healthfulness of that small, well-formed hand, and I intended to investigate for myself.
"In White Raiment" by William Le Queux
Kirk had arranged to call for me at eleven and return to Sussex Place, where he intended to search for any finger-marks left by the assassin.
"The Red Room" by William Le Queux
Her ladyship will be back, and both she and Lady Lolita intend cubbing this season.
"The Sign of the Stranger" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.
"Who Says Words With My Mouth?" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
And to release Jesus Pilate did really intend,
But the Jews cried angrily, Pilate, thou art not Caesar's friend,
Remember, if thou let this vile impostor go,
It only goes to prove thou art Caesar's foe.
"The Crucifixion of Christ" by William Topaz McGonagall
I saw the slur intended--why I fancied I could see
The old man shoot the insult like a poison dart at me;
And in that heat of passion I swore an inward oath
That if Annie pleased her father she could never please us both.
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley
It was a little grave—
So little, you could almost think the sexton
Had, in his weary labour, left a sod—
A single sod, upon the churchyard grass,
Intending to remove it when he saw
The mould appearing through a larger grave.
"The Child's Grave" by Alexander Anderson
"But beef and mutton-broth don't seem to suit our WILLIAM'S whim,
A boon to other prisoners - a punishment to him.
It never was intended that the discipline of gaol
Should dash a convict's spirits, sir, or make him thin or pale."
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She piled them up in a great white heap,
And the best she could do, poor little Bo-Peep!
Was to try to fasten them where they grew--
Or that was, at least, what she intended,--
But if she did it I never knew,
For now my story is ended!
"Little Bo-Beep" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

These plans are ideal if you intend to sock away large sums.
The Anchorage Glacier Pilots clinched the ABL title on Wednesday, but not the way they intended.
However, the House cuts are intended to punish abortion providers — specifically, Planned Parenthood, which is simultaneously the largest recipient of federal family planning funds and the largest abortion provider in the country.
Of Veterans Affairs intends to add 1,500 to 2,000 medical residents to its work force over the next few years.
Notarization provides assurance that a document is authentic and intended to be in force, so in its Recommended Notary Practices, the NNA reminds all Notaries to.
Occupy Wall Street organizers and participants intend for the violent acts to escalate.
It's not clear when Mulvahill intends to issue a ruling on admissibility on the later statements to police.
In case you don't know what an affinity diagram is—and there is no reason you should—it's an exercise intended to get a bunch of diverse-minded people to discover their shared ideas.
Assaults the road as intended, with no alterations to make it more salable at a forthcoming auction.
Celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais the way it was intended – at exactly midnight.
On a Monday night at LUNA LOUNGE, Perdita Woo met her intended.
Now, don't get me wrong, people who tell anecdotes do not generally intend to deceive.
As you can see from the chart on the right, his 2012 budget gets 62% of its cuts from programs intended to help those with low-incomes.
This product is intended for use in non-contact label applications.
Karli McMurray didn't intend to start a nonprofit when she traveled to Ghana in the summer of 2009.

In science:

Nor do we attempt to provide a complete list of references; the pointers given here are mainly intended to facilitate access to further literature.
Sampling of min-entropy relative to quantum knowledge
In other words, all primary S-D pairs communicate with each other as intended, regardless of the secondary network.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
Throughput scaling laws: Let us assume that the transmit power of each primary Tx scales according to the hop distance, that is each primary Rx will receive the intended signal with a constant power.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
However, as Encoders 3 and 4 see the outputs of statistically equivalent multiple-access channels, they can always decode the message intended for the other terminal as well.
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
The aim of this section is to answer the following two questions: ”Why do we intend to solve the wave equation on a singular space-time” and, ”Why do we employ generalized function algebras for this matter?”.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
In particular, a framework for quantifying to what extent pseudo-randomness may simulate the Haar distribution for an intended randomization task is offered by the notion of a t-design .
Quantum pseudo-randomness from cluster-state quantum computation
Moreover, the language of Lparse does allow for aggregate-unstratified programs, with the intended semantics of (Niemel ¨a et al. 1999).
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
The intended meaning of this rule is that tooexpensive should be derived when the sum of the costs of all ordered items exceeds a threshold of 100.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
In a second step of e-beam lithography, the intended beam area and its connection to the 2DEG-leads is covered by a 100 nm thick layer of nickel.
Laterally defined freely suspended quantum dots in GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures
We intend to investigate monotonicity issues for the speed in such models in the near future.
Monotonicity for excited random walk in high dimensions
For the case of torsion units of order 3, using our implementation of the Luthar– Passi method, which we intend to make available in the GAP package LAGUNA, we are able to compute the set of 104 tuples containing (likely as a proper subset) possible tuples of partial augmentations, listed in the Appendix.
Integral group ring of the Suzuki sporadic simple group
Now intending to apply the results of Section 5, we consider f = α−1 g, where α = maxU αU .
Factors in random graphs
The grammar ontology defines rule classes, attribute classes, data structures, and properties that are intended to be combined with instances and classes of Gn to create a Gn specific grammar denoted Ψ.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
S¸ im¸sek and Jensen also proposed an algorithm based on the same principles in, intended for routing based on both vertex degree and similarity.
Decentralized Search with Random Costs
In order to suppress the interactions in Hamiltonians (12) and (13), we shall assume the ability to apply sequences of selective pulses, that is, control pulses that affect only some intended (subset of ) spins.
Advantages of Randomization in Coherent Quantum Dynamical Control