intent on


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intent on doing something

determined to do something She seems intent on specializing in family law.
See also: intent, on
References in classic literature ?
The Frog, one day intent on mischief, bound the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own.
The man was so intent on watching someone, or something, that he did not guard against being himself watched.
said the man, immediately aware of it, though so intent on the advancing waters; 'I see nothing afloat.
He did not know how abject a coward the other was, and thought he was coming back intent on fighting.
he added, addressing Nicholas, who when he heard that the war was being discussed had turned from his partner with eyes and ears intent on the colonel.
The snow covered his eyes and the wind seemed intent on stopping him, but bending forward and constantly lapping his coat over and pushing it between himself and the cold harness pad which prevented him from sitting properly, he kept urging the horse on.
Thwackum was so intent on the discovery, that, the moment he found himself at liberty, he stept forward directly into the fern, without any great consideration of what might in the meantime befal his friend; but he had advanced a very few paces into the thicket, before Jones, having defeated Blifil, overtook the parson, and dragged him backward by the skirt of his coat.