end (n.) 1
purpose, aim, design
3H6 II.v.39 [King alone] So minutes, hours, days, months, and years, / Passed over to the end they were created
AC III.ii.37 [Antony to Caesar] make the hearts of Romans serve your ends!
AC III.xii.8 [Ambassador to Caesar, of Antony] I was of late as petty to his ends / As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf / To his grand sea
AYL V.iv.167 [Duke Senior to all] let us do those ends / That here were well begun
Cor I.i.35 [First Citizen to all, of Martius' pride] what he hath done famously he did it to that end [i.e. with the aim of renown in mind]
Cor V.iii.4 [Aufidius to Coriolanus, of the Volscian lords] Only their ends / You have respected
Cym III.iv.168 [Innogen to Pisanio] I see into thy end
Cym III.v.64 [Queen alone, of Innogen] gone she is, / To death, or to dishonour, and my end / Can make good use of either
Cym V.v.348 [Belarius to Cymbeline, of the children] The more of you 'twas felt, the more it shaped / Unto my end of stealing them
Cym V.v.368 [Belarius to Cymbeline, of Guiderius' mole] It was wise Nature's end
Cym V.v.57 [Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen and Cloten] failing of her end by his strange absence
H8 I.i.171 [Buckingham to Norfolk, of Wolsey] cried 'Thus let be', to as much end / As give a crutch to th'dead
H8 II.i.124 [Buckingham to Vaux] Heaven has an end in all
H8 III.i.154 [Wolsey to Queen Katherine] our ends are honest
H8 III.ii.447 [Wolsey to Cromwell] Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's
H8 V.iii.61 [Cranmer to Gardiner] I see your end: / 'Tis my undoing
LLL V.ii.753 [Berowne to ladies, of their beauty] fashioning our humours / Even to the opposed end of our intents
MM I.iii.5 [Duke to Friar Thomas] a purpose / More grave and wrinkled than the aims and ends / Of burning youth
Tem I.ii.89 [Prospero to Miranda, of himself] neglecting worldly ends
Tem V.i.53 [Prospero alone] when I have required / Some heavenly music ... / To work mine end
TNK Epilogue.15 [Speaker to audience] We have our end
TNK V.iii.75 [Emilia to herself, on why she had arranged the pictures as she did] I had no end in't