So I purposed long since, and wrote on to Washington for a commission; but the government seems to have forgotten me.
It means that your purposed victim has fled, and is by this time in safety!
"The very thing I purposed doing, if I could obtain a trustworthy guide," said the commandant.
Not that he purposed putting any hitch or impediment in the way.
I told you that I purposed to give him an opportunity to redeem his character.
None could tell wherefore their departure, nor what they purposed.
Many persons have purposed to write a volume of Indian eloquence.
Is it purposed to appeal to a certain religious class of people?
I purposed remaining only two days at that place, intending to return home by the way I had come.
It purposed to catch the eye of the patron as well as his ear.
c.1300, "intention, aim, goal," from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos "aim, intention" (12c.), from porposer "to put forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French poser "to put, place" (see pose (v.1)). On purpose "by design" is attested from 1580s; earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
late 14c., from Anglo-French purposer "to design," Old French porposer "to intend, propose," variant of proposer (see propose).