Definition of Sense of purpose

1. Noun. The quality of having a definite purpose.

Exact synonyms: Purposefulness
Generic synonyms: Meaningfulness
Derivative terms: Purposeful, Purposeful
Antonyms: Purposelessness

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Purpose

sense amplifiers
sense datum
sense experience
sense impression
sense modality
sense of balance
sense of craft
sense of direction
sense of duty
sense of equilibrium
sense of hearing
sense of humor
sense of humour
sense of identity
sense of movement
sense of purpose (current term)
sense of responsibility
sense of right and wrong
sense of shame
sense of smell
sense of taste
sense of the meeting
sense of touch
sense organ
sense organs
sense strand
sense strands
sensed
senseful
sensei

Literary usage of Sense of purpose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society by Aristotelian Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"I mean that the sense of purpose, desire, expectation, taken alone, is not the sense of action ; action is not its objective aspect, is not itself over ..."

2. Visions: Sunday Morning Sermons at St. Bartholomew's, New York by David Hummell Greer (1898)
"Whatever gives or imparts that consciousness to life, that sense of purpose to it, makes the life more vital. Is there anything that is taking away that ..."

3. Character and Temperament by Joseph Jastrow (1915)
"To thoughtful men of however modest parts, some sense of purpose, some unification of divergent activities, some congeniality of belief, must be present as ..."

4. Character and Temperament by Joseph Jastrow (1921)
"To thoughtful men of however modest parts, some sense of purpose, some unification of divergent activities, some congeniality of belief, must be present as ..."

5. The Prophecies of Isaiah by Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1881)
"... a good example of the interlacing of the parts of this prophecy, ' pleasure' in the sense of 'purpose' occurring no less than eight times in II. Isaiah. ..."

6. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"(3] With suffix -и, eg ев, eo-dem (iil-eo has only the later sense of purpose. not the earlier of motion towards, ' that for that purpose,' ' and that ..."

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