avowed intent

avowed intent

A solemn public promise or pledge toward some goal or achievement. The presidential nominee gave her avowed intent to reform the public school system should she be elected.
See also: intent
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The Mockingbird Next Door is painfully earnest (the author's avowed intent is 'to honor all that they shared with me') and as sentimental as Tuesdays With Morrie.
It is Coventry University's avowed intent with the help of the council to occupy the city as their campus.
Their avowed intent is to create a sexist and homophobic Muslim caliphate" - Boris Johnson, pictured, Mayor of London.
Their avowed intent is to create a sexist and homophobic Muslim caliphate" Boris Johnson, mayor of London "He's the best Prime Minister we've got" Tory MP David Ruffley, takes a swipe at David Cameron "I have always been a Conservative but that loyalty is wearing very, very thin.
Indeed, worldwide, Peugeot's avowed intent is to be a pilgrim for quality wherever possible but this has hardly led to indecent haste to buy up the prestige 508RXH.
Worldwide, Peugeot's avowed intent is to be a pilgrim to quality but this has hardly led to indecent haste to buy up the prestige 508RXH.
Part of me wonders whether, for all his bluster and defiance on Twitter, he will be struggling to justify to himself the failure of his avowed intent to quell his violent instincts.
Al-Shareef's revelation stands in contrast with the government's avowed intent to use military means to end the SPLM-N rebellion.
In keeping with Republicans' avowed intent to reduce spending, Graves also signaled that he hoped to reduce unnecessary spending and programming.
This lack of clarity means Drug Enforcement Administration raids on medical marijuana dispensaries may continue despite the Justice Department's avowed intent to avoid prosecution of patients and suppliers who comply with state law.
This upward trend in the financial fortunes of the IOC has continued, not least under former IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, with his avowed intent to make the IOC financially independent.
Clearly these organizations and the government of Canada realize the avowed intent of Avigdor Lieberman, a self- promoted Zionist and a member of Olmert's government that executed the "war" in Gaza and now a member of Netanyahu's new government, to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their land, including if necessary the use of the atomic bomb on them.
As the avowed intent of the handicapper is to give the class horses a chance, why not lower the weights when the bottom weight is above 10st?
On English/Scottish territory, and with the acquiescence of their respective governments, there are large and well-organised terrorist groups whose avowed intent is the complete destruction of Wales.
Rory said: 'Ever since Sean made his breakthrough, it was my avowed intent to follow in his footsteps but the fact it has happened so quickly is a huge and wonderful surprise.