conscious purpose

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A devil of dumbness had him by the throat; the devil of terror babbled in his ears; and suddenly, without a word uttered, with no conscious purpose formed in his will, John whipped about, tumbled over the roadside wall, and began running for his life across the fallows.
There was nothing premeditated, there was not even any conscious purpose in it all, and yet, in spite of everything, the family, although highly respected, was not quite what every highly respected family ought to be.
Some readers might criticize the lack of depth in this short essay format, but Gray's conscious purpose here is to cut to the chase.
In the beginning the practice had been adopted as it were instinctively, but in Newspeak it was used with a conscious purpose. It was perceived that in thus abbreviating a name one narrowed and subtly altered its meaning, by cutting out most of the associations that would otherwise cling to it."
Yet, Hegel claimed, the result advances a greater purpose never fully understood by the politicians involved, and never fully the conscious purpose of any single person, or single group of persons.
Avoidance involves not engaging in an activity or operation for the conscious purpose of sidestepping the risk of loss that comes with that activity or operation.
Our own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptation.
I'm not talking about first person necessarily, or even very often, but I am talking about writing with a reader in mind, writing with the core conscious purpose of communicating very directly from you to a reader what happened, what you experienced, what you felt, what was going on, and what you want them to understand and know.
(63) The ostrich instruction "allows the jury to impute knowledge to (a defendant) of what should be obvious to him if it found, beyond a reasonable doubt, a conscious purpose to avoid enlightenment." (64) Finding deliberate ignorance could be said to require an inquiry into the motive of the defendant.
The more or less conscious purpose of the whole proceeding is to make capitalism the direct source of virtue and reduce democracy to what contemporary capitalism can bear.
Under the Code's conception of willful blindness,(35) typically no evidence of an actor's conscious purpose to avoid the truth will be available, because a decision not to investigate before acting will involve only an omission, which cannot be corroborated by any piece of evidence.
As a child I entered into lengthy nocturnal vigils, not so much for the conscious purpose of becoming a famous scientist, but unconsciously to escape the chaotic environment of an alcoholic household and the emotional pain it entailed.