hell-bent hell-bent

Definition(s):

  • (adj) recklessly determined

Usage(s):

  1. Despite the conventional wisdom that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is impossible anytime soon, he seems hell-bent on pursuing one.
  2. The main novelty of this report, submitted by White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend, is that it is hell-bent on looking forward.
  3. All the talk of a court moving hell-bent to the right may ultimately prove correct.

News

  1. And The Tech Company Making The Most Money On The Cloud Is ... Cisco!

    Cisco CEO John Chambers is hell-bent on telling the world that Cisco isn't just a network equipment maker anymore, it's an IT company that sells servers, software and lots of other stuff.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Will Be Released in August

    Jobs, the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, premiered at Sundance earlier this year to mixed reviews. Kutcher’s performance was surprisingly good, but the script was lacking. “Jobs is so hell-bent on cramming all these seminal moments into one film, it never builds much context around them. We never feel like they mean [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: /Film

  3. O’s contradictions, out of the closet

    The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hell-bent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival. There have always been (at least) two Barack Obamas. There is...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  • "There's a lot going on," Lane explains. "Butley is a troubled soul - an alcoholic and really kind of hell-bent on self-destruction. It's watching this man spiral out of control. The thing is, it is very funny along the way. And he can't stop...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Nathan Lane Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /