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.
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HERE'S a curious conundrum: an anonymous buyer pays a reported PS8 million to purchase one of Britain's finest stately homes with the avowed intent to restore it for his young family and the local community as "a model of how an important historic estate such as this can be managed, in the 21st century".
Surprisingly, despite the BBC's avowed intent to have robust interviewers, the comments were not even challenged, never mind robustly.
The visit was part of Gary V's avowed intent to visit universities, to give back and connect with his audience, specially the youth, on a more personal level.
His avowed intent is to foster the unity of this nation- for which he still endures bullet wounds from the civil war-and ensure it is eternalised.
RMT has always been one of our most militant unions, wishes to make the case for nationalisation which would give it even more control and its president Sean Hoyle has declared an avowed intent to bring down "this Tory Government."
This is so, notwithstanding the avowed intent of the members of the Constitutional Commission of 1986 to limit the powers of the President as a reaction to the abuses under the regime of Mr.
"It is the avowed intent of the proposed act to champion the public interest towards transparency of the country's fiscal and monetary policies to support the government's mechanisms of check and balance and to enhance congressional oversight of our fiscal and monetary policies on the development directions of our country," he said in his sponsorship speech for the bill.
Neil's avowed intent is to make the Assembly more "combative" and break up the "cosy consensus" of Cardiff Bay.
Instead it's time to examine the avowed intent of the celebration and search for making it a pro-women day.
"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.
Atlas Mara's avowed intent is to 'create a financial institution that provides leadership, liquidity, access to investors, product innovation, and technology to support economic growth and strengthen financial systems in Africa'.
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.
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.