Logic. See under intention (def. 5a).
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How to use primary intention in a sentence
Let us say that a sin is an act deliberately committed with the primary intention of inflicting an injury upon some one.Children of the Desert | Louis Dodge
Of this change eternity is by primary intention the negation, as its philological form shows.Creative Intelligence | John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
It must be so; for in war the effect of an operation is never confined to the limits of its immediate or primary intention.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy | Julian Stafford Corbett
Only the first volume originally contained much more Egyptian material, and the third I lengthened beyond my primary intention.The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood | Georg Ebers
But assuredly it was not with the primary intention of making this confession that either play was written.The Youth of Goethe | Peter Hume Brown