mean to (do something)

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mean to (do something)

To have the intention, desire, or obligation to do something. I've been meaning to see that new movie everyone is talking about. A: "Did you mow the lawn?" B: "No, I meant to do it yesterday, but I ran out of time."
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mean to (do something)

to intend to do something. Did you mean to do that? No, it was an accident. I didn't mean to.
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mean (for someone) to do something

to intend (for someone) to do something. John meant to go with us to the zoo. John meant for Jane to do the dishes.
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mean to

Intend to, as in I meant to go running this morning but got up too late, or I'm sorry I broke it-I didn't mean to. This idiom was first recorded in 1560.
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References in classic literature ?
Then when the person who asks me is not in his right mind I am by no means to make the return?
In bourgeois society, living labour is but a means to increase accumulated labour.
(19) nach [a Hindi word which means merriment, dance], rag [a Hindi word which means a mode in music, tune, feeling, passion], gana [a Hindi word which means to sing a song]
So let "means(i)" represent meaning in the sense of intending, as in 'x means to reply to her critics."
The second closing means are located in a longitudinal direction away from the first closing means to be further removed from a hip edge region of the diaper than the first closing means.
Those who internalized a fixed-entity conception of intelligence are more likely to view their efforts as merely a means to reinforce a preexisting ability-based classroom hierarchy, while those who express an incremental view of intelligence direct their efforts towards promoting self-regulatory behaviors among their students.
As a free citizen, I have the right to decide that I am the ultimate meaning of my own existence, and that everyone else is a means to be used for that end.
To position communication and information events and technologies within a problem of community through the framework of ontology means to engage such events and technologies within political philosophy.
* Assure, insure, ensure--"To assure means to make (someone else) confident about something when the element of doubt is present.
But the second principle of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia, or self-determination, challenges us to ask ourselves this question: "What do I think it means to be a black person?" This second principle, according to Dr.
* This discovery allowed Means to formulate a hypothesis, an educated guess about what the answer to his question might be.
To live means to continuously compose stories, as long as one's life journey continues.
Among the many things to be concluded from this myth, this story suggests that equality is not an option, that equality is not what it means to be spiritual, and that a body without spiritual guidance is destructive.
It sugges ts something of what it means to be a human being created in the image of God, for the destiny of being human is to be in community, as the triune God is himself in community.