Roget category 6205. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.1. Conceptional volition
quo animo [Lat.] —
contemplation, mind, animus, view, purview, proposal — study — look out.
final cause — raison d'etre [Fr.] — cui bono [Lat.] — object, aim, end — the be all and the end all —" drift etc. (meaning) 516 — tendency etc. 176 — destination, mark, point, butt, goal, target, bull's-eye, quintain [Mediev.] — prey, quarry, game.
decision, determination, resolve — fixed set purpose, settled purpose — ultimatum — resolution etc. 604 — wish etc. 865 — arriere pensee [Fr.] — motive etc. 615.
[Study of final causes] teleology.
have to —
propose to oneself —
harbor a design —
have in view,
have in contemplation,
have in one's eye,
have in petto —
have an eye to.
bid for, labor for — be after, aspire after, endeavor after — be at, aim at, drive at, point at, level at, aspire at — take aim — set before oneself — study to.
take upon oneself etc. (undertake) 676 — take into one's head — meditate, contemplate of, think of, dream of, talk of — premeditate etc. 611 — compass, calculate — destine, destinate† — propose.
project etc. (plan) 626 — have a mind to etc. (be willing) 602 — desire etc. 865 — pursue etc. 622.
bound for —
at stake —
on the anvil,
on the tapis† —
in the breast of —
in petto —
with one's eyes open,
in cold blood.
for — with a view, with an eye to — in order to, in order that — to the end that, with the intent that — for the purpose of, with the view of, in contemplation of, on account of.
in pursuance of, pursuant to — quo animo [Lat.] — to all intents and purposes.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
sublimi feriam sidera vertice [Lat.]
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