settled purpose

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He felt thrown back on himself, and this, added to his absorbing interest in the hope of a victory of his mesmeric powers, became a deep and settled purpose of revenge.
This new arrangement had evidently been effected with a settled purpose of some sort.
Those who are just and resolute will not be moved from their settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of their fellow citizens, or threats of an imperious society.
Having concluded that the alleged wrongful retention began in early 2006, the district court proceeded to consider the factors relevant to the determination of habitual residence: '[1] the settled purpose of the move to the new country from the child's perspective, [2] parental intent regarding the move, [3] the change in geography, [4] the passage of time, and [5] the acclimatization of the child to the new country.
This settled purpose need not be to stay in a new location forever, but the family must have a 'sufficient degree of continuity to be properly described as settled.
A determination of habitual residence must focus on the child's acclimation and settled purpose.
113) This acclimatization and settled purpose inquiry takes into account the child's "experience in and contacts with her surroundings," as well as whether the child has become "firmly rooted" so that a return would take the child from her "family and social environment.
My dictionary states that a resolution is a settled purpose.
Under this approach, Member State courts have looked to factors such as the settled purpose of the parents, actual residence for an appreciable period, the strength of the child's ties to the existing state, the continuity of residence, and whether the stay in New Zealand was for a limited time.
This settled purpose need not be to stay in the location forever, but the family must have a 'sufficient degree of continuity to be properly described as settled.
Moreover, it should have taken into account factors such as the degree of settled purpose from the children's perspective, the passage of time, the family's abandonment of its prior U.