'I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to
do next, as I suppose you don't mean to
stop here all the rest of your life.'
Some embrace suits, which never mean to
deal effectually in them; but if they see there may be life in the matter, by some other mean, they will be content to win a thank, or take a second reward, or at least to make use, in the meantime, of the suitor's hopes.
When Simonides said that the repayment of a debt was justice, he did not mean to
include that case?
I suppose Martha Mulwash did not mean to kill that baby when she dosed it with Dalby and soothing syrups; but she did kill it, and was tried for manslaughter."
"Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
In the present task I have not got beyond this:--I am bent on finding Lizzie, and I mean to
find her, and I will take any means of finding her that offer themselves.
Featuring a black child who embarks on the dream of creating a thriving business of her own, What Does It Mean To
Be An Entrepreneur?
Agents can mean to
do such and such--they can intend to do such and such.
3 : to have in mind as a purpose : intend <I mean to
win.> <He meant to be funny.>
Then there are the slightly more subtle weapons in the critical armory--such as "stylish" or its booful equivalent, "unstylish." Sure, this means something to the writer who knows the style he or she is looking for, but how much does it mean to
He gives as an example the word "understand" and notes that understand does not mean to
I don't mean to
imply that teachers ought to avoid making the topic interesting or entertaining.
Both to ensure and to insure also mean to
make certain of something.
I do not mean to
disparage technology, only its inadmissible use.
Over the last two years, I have read and spoken so much Spanish that my French is now changed: I unconsciously say y when I mean to