American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Purposely

PUR’POSELY, adv. By design; intentionally; with predetermination.

In composing this discourse, I purposely declined all offensive and displeasing truths.

So much they scorn the crown, I purposely declined all offensive and displeasing truths.

So much they scorn the crown, that if the throng

By chance go right, they purposely go wrong.

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