A good purpose makes hard work a pleasure.
The mind always loves to tack on to something, and when it doesn't have anything good for that purpose, it turns to the evil.
For many years I thought that it was beauty alone that gave significance to life and that the only purpose that could be assigned to the generations that succeed one another on the face of this crowded earth was to produce an artist now and then.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
But, if by that, morale drops wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the exercise?
He makes good use of the pheasants he hunts. He has a purpose for every part of the bird.
It is not my purpose to investigate the impact of Emmet's theory on biology.
More than ever do we need goals or leading ideas that will give purpose to whatever we are doing.
Christopher Columbus disliked Spanish brothels, as he found them dirty and too expensive. Instead, he would go out to sea, get lured in - on purpose - by the Siren's song, and then have a rocking good time.
I went to see the Immigration Officer who asked me detailed questions about the purpose of my visit and the amount of money I was bringing.
The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.