purpose (v.) Old form(s): purpos'd
intend, plan
1H4 V.i.43[Worcester to King Henry] You swore to us ... / That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state
1H6 III.i.7[Winchester to Gloucester, of any accusation] I with sudden and extemporal speech / Purpose to answer what thou canst object
1H6 IV.vi.25[Talbot to John Talbot] purposing the Bastard to destroy [i.e. while I was planning]
2H4 IV.v.155[Prince Henry to King Henry IV] to show th'incredulous world / The noble change that I have purposed
AC I.ii.178[Antony to Enobarbus] Let our officers / Have notice what we purpose
AC III.i.35[Ventidius to Silius, of Antony] He purposeth to Athens
AC V.i.62[Caesar to Proculeius, of Cleopatra] Go and say / We purpose her no shame
AYL IV.iii.128[Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede, of his being left by Orlando to the mercy of a lion] Twice did he turn his back and purposed so
Cor V.iii.119[Volumnia to Coriolanus] I purpose not to wait on fortune
Cym I.i.5[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Innogen] purposed to his wife's sole son [i.e. in marriage]
Cym III.iv.109[Innogen to Pisanio, of the court] whereunto I never / Purpose return
Cym IV.iii.15[Pisanio to Cymbeline, of Innogen] I nothing know ... when she purposes return
Cym V.v.52[Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen] she purposed ... to / O'ercome you with her show
H5 IV.i.153[disguised King Henry to Williams] The King is not bound to answer the particular endings of his soldiers, the father of his son, nor the master of his servant; for they purpose not their death when they purpose their services
H8 II.i.164[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Wolsey's action] And merely to revenge him on the Emperor ... this is purposed
H8 II.iii.62[Lord Chamberlain to Anne] the King's majesty ... / Does purpose to honour you no less flowing / Than Marchioness of Pembroke
H8 V.iii.149[Lord Chancellor to King Henry, of Cranmer] What was purposed / Concerning his imprisonment
Ham IV.iv.11[Hamlet to Captain, of an army] How purposed, sir, I pray you?
LLL II.i.142[King to Princess, of her father paying his debt] But that, it seems, he little purposeth
LLL V.ii.343[King to Princess] We came to visit you, and purpose now / To lead you to our court
MA V.iv.103[Benedick to Don Pedro] since I do purpose to marry, I will / think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it [first instance]
Mac I.v.58.1[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, of when Duncan plans to leave] Tomorrow, as he purposes
MV II.ii.190[Bassanio to Gratiano] we have friends / That purpose merriment
MV IV.i.35[Shylock to Duke] I have possessed your grace of what I purpose
Per III.iv.12[Cerimon to Thaisa, of going to the temple] if this you purpose as ye speak
TC IV.v.66[Aeneas to Greeks] do you purpose / A victor shall be known?
Tem II.i.22[Gonzalo to Sebastian] You have spoken truer than you purposed
TG III.i.26[Duke to Proteus, of Silvia] I ... oftentimes have purposed to forbid / Sir Valentine her company
TNK II.v.18[Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] That way he takes / I purpose is my way too
WT IV.iv.466[Camillo to Florizel, of his talking to Polixenes] which I do guess / You do not purpose to him
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