purpose


purpose
01. Suzie says that her brother broke her doll on [purpose], but I really think it was an accident.
02. Teachers should always explain the [purpose] of the activities they have their students take part in.
03. All prisoners are obliged to take part in what are being called [purposeful] activities, such as schooling and counseling, at least 2 hours a day.
04. The [purpose] of these exercises is to help you learn new vocabulary.
05. People coming into this country are generally asked the [purpose] of their visit by immigration officials.
06. The [purpose] of the President's visit is to improve trade relations between the two countries.
07. Malcolm Forbes once said that education's [purpose] is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
08. Charlie Brown once said, "My life has no [purpose], no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
09. Mary Shelly once observed that nothing contributes so much to tranquillizing the mind as a steady [purpose] - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
10. Composer Franz Schubert once said, "I am in the world only for the [purpose] of composing."
11. There is an old proverb which observes that people blame themselves for the [purpose] of being praised.
12. P. J. O'Rourke once said that humans are the only animals that have children on [purpose], with the exception of a certain kind of fish that likes to eat theirs.
13. The primary [purpose] of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings.
14. Aristotle believed the main [purpose] of the human brain was to cool the blood.
15. The origin and the [purpose] of the famous stone circle of Stonehenge in England remains a mystery.
16. In December of 1959, 12 countries signed a treaty preserving Antarctica for peaceful [purposes], and scientific research.
17. According to the Baha'i faith, the essential [purpose] of the religion of God is to establish unity among mankind.

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