purposely vs purposefully : Common Errors in English

About purposely vs purposefully

Purposely means deliberately while purposefully means in a determined way. The police purposely let the small fish get away so that they could purposefully go after the kingpins.

purposely Meaning(s)

  • (r) with intention; in an intentional manner

purposefully Meaning(s)

  • (r) in a purposeful manner

purposely in News

  1. Theft mode steals precious time from auto skills team

    Worry set in as two recent Maui High School graduates could not start their purposely bugged vehicle during the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals in Michigan on Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Maui News

  2. Top House Republican thinks Democrats purposely haven’t passed pensions

    The top Republican in the Illinois House of Representatives says he thinks Democratic leaders are purposely not passing pension reform for their own political gain. There are lots of conspiracies for why pension reform hasn’t been approved, from the basic stance that it’s purely a legal debate over how to interpret the constitution, to another, more complex thought: that the powerful House ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  3. Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Ariel Castro Indicted on 329 Counts

    According to CBS, Ariel Castro was indicted on one act of aggravated murder for purposely causing the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy, 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of gross sexual imposition, three counts of felonious assault and one count of possession of criminal tools.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX 11 Santa Maria

purposefully in News

  1. 6-13-13 CCN Letters to the Editor

    Is current administration purposefully failing us? To the editor: “Government at best is a necessary evil, at its worst, an … The post 6-13-13 CCN Letters to the Editor appeared first on Sun Patriot .
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Waconia Patriot

  2. Microsoft: 'We Have A Product For People Who Can't Access The Internet, It's Called Xbox 360'

    Video In no way am I attempting to purposefully continue the dogpile on to Microsoft in the wake of their struggles Monday at E3 when by all accounts, they were thumped by Sony's PS4 announcement. But everyone did wonder how Microsoft was going to spin things once the dust settled, and
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes


    Ardmore, Pa. -- Tiger Woods walked purposefully and confidently into the interview room at Merion on Tuesday. He answered questions with calm detachment, just as he did at Augusta National in April and Kiawah Island last August and the Olympic Club last June.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Stamford Advocate

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