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Purpose, vb. 1) to intend, to design; absol.: “yet did I p. as they do entreat,” H6B III, 2, 282. “to-morrow, as he --s,” Mcb. I, 5, 61. “to speak and p. not,” Lr. I, 1, 228. “he --th to Athens,” Ant. III, 1, 35 (== to go to A.). With an inf.: Lucr. 514. Sonn. 21, 14. Tp. II, 1, 20. Gent. III, 1, 26. Ado V, 4, 106. LLL V, 2, 343. Mids. V, 93. As IV, 3, 128. John IV, 1, 124. R2 V, 2, 55. H6A III, 1, 7. IV, 6, 25. Cor. V, 3, 119. Cymb. V, 5, 52. With an accus.: LLL II, 142. V, 2, 759. Merch. II, 2, 212. Wint. IV, 4, 480. Wint. IV, 4, 480 H4A V, 1, 43. H4B IV, 5, 155. H5 IV, 1, 165. H8 II, 1, 164. V, 3, 149. Caes. II, 2, 27. Ant. I, 2, 184. Cymb. III, 4, 110. IV, 3, 15. Per. III, 4, 12. --d == intended, designed: Sonn. 90, 8. Compl. 118. LLL V, 2, 91. Mids. IV, 1, 188. Cor. III, 1, 38. Hml. IV, 4, 11. V, 2, 252. Lr. II, 2, 149. Oth. III, 4, 117. Dat. and accus.: “does p. honour to you,” H8 II, 3, 62. “we p. her no shame,” Ant. V, 1, 62. “his daughter whom he --d to his wife's sole son,” Cymb. I, 1, 5.
2) to mean, to wish: “I have possessed your grace of what I p.” Merch. IV, 1, 35. “when I spake darkly what I --d,” John IV, 2, 232. “or do you p. a victor shall be known?” Troil. IV, 5, 66.
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