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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpurposelypur‧pose‧ly /ˈpɜːpəsli $ ˈpɜːr-/ adverb  DELIBERATELYdeliberately syn on purpose A clause in the contract had been left purposely vague.
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purposelyShe decided purposely against the white coat.They purposely began directing kickoffs toward Ismail, preferring to avoid then-rookie Napoleon Kaufman.In fact, some day-care centers are purposely built adjacent to senior facilities to encourage the connection.Tom was purposely not invited to the party.The examples are purposely petty because tiny details of everyday life do preoccupy parents and consume-even distort-their judgment and self-regard.At 5.10 a.m., an officer purposely posted outside his lodgings heard an alarm go off.Suddenly the Norths' car was purposely rammed by a man who believed that his footloose wife was hiding in it.I banged it again, purposely this time, and again, and again.When irrigation purposely was scant, differences were even greater: 50 percent for cotton and 20 percent for wheat.
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