purpose in view

See: design, intent
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When Mugambi had turned back into the jungle with the pack he had a definite purpose in view.
With this purpose in view, he sent a skilful architect to build him such a palace as should be fit for a man of his vast wealth to live in.
At the same time, feeling toward Geoffrey as she felt now--conscious as she was of not really desiring the reparation on which she was about to insist--it was essential to the preservation of her own self-respect that she should have some purpose in view which could justify her to her own conscience in assuming the character of Mrs.