Origin of intent2
Related formsin·tent·ly, adverbin·tent·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for intently
Twenty people surround Grace, all of them intently studying her trance state.
I watched them intently, not understanding their quick Arabic.
I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for him and the way he sees the world so intently and encourages people to look.David Hockney’s “A Bigger Exhibition” Opens at the de Young Museum|Emily Wilson|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The judge asked for some papers, studied them intently, made some notes and suddenly spoke.The Sedition Files: How an Indian Cartoonist Becomes a Criminal|Dilip D’Souza|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Talks almost broke down many times, and Warner was intently focused on keeping the discussions on track.Democratic Sen. Mark Warner Defies Party to Engage GOP on a Deficit deal|Linda Killian|December 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Intently from his screened post of observation, he watched the gun barrel.Tom Fairfield in Camp|Allen Chapman
Eustace was apparently engrossed in his book, but not a word did he see on the page he stared at so intently.Queensland Cousins|Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
Five minutes later Mark, who was intently watching the volcanic rock, gave a loud cry.Under the Ocean to the South Pole|Roy Rockwood
Blackbeard studied them intently, munching Brazil nuts and noisily sipping his wine.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Captain Tracy had for some time been intently examining her through his telescope.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for intently
Derived Formsintently, adverbintentness, noun
Word Origin for intent
Idioms and Phrases with intently
see to all intents and purposes.