I therefore sent Bennen on to reconnoitre, purposing myself to cross the Theodule alone on the following day.
If madame was not purposing to wear it very long, it might be lightened the sooner.
purposing through this simple stratagem,150 should chance favor him, to have a look at his pursuing enemies.
And she looked at Isaac, as if purposing to go to Pongaudin.
He carried a number of reindeer with him to his base in Spitzbergen, purposing to use these animals to drag his sledges.
Why should any one put you in prison for such a work as you are purposing to carry on?
He was of stronger build than his master, and at once grabbed Thomas by the collar, purposing to turn him out.
But, Heaven love you, Mr. Mertoun, think what you are purposing.
Walked the deck till after nine with two young men that are purposing going to Quebec.
How should he, purposing as he did to be in London at the time?
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).