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.
Our own metaphor; a personal account of a conference on the effects of conscious purpose on human adaptation.
It is suggested that such art was always commissioned and therefore always has a conscious purpose.
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.
The prosecution has not proved beyond a reasonable doubt either that she had actual knowledge or that she formed a conscious purpose to avoid the truth.
36) No language in the Code suggests that the definition apply only in limited circumstances where the evidence indicates a conscious purpose to avoid the truth.
conscious purpose to disregard the nature of that which was in the
02(7) correctly, it would have found it unnecessary to resort to the common law doctrine of willful blindness, which focuses on a conscious purpose to avoid the truth as an alternative to actual knowledge.
In order to convict, a jury must find that 1) defendant was aware of a high probability that the fact existed; 2) defendant did not actually believe that the fact did not exist; and 3) defendant's ignorance was solely a result of a conscious purpose to avoid learning the truth.