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    'lethal intent'

    Hello everyone,
    Could you please tell me your idea about the meaning of 'lethal intent'? (I think its meaning is beyond simply 'determination to be harmful or kill...').

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Welcome to the forum, parsley1.

    In what context have you seen this phrase?

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Thank you.
    It seems at the 'pathology/psychology' field.

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    #4

    Re: 'lethal intent'

    No, I am pretty sure that is not what Rover meant. Here is an example of context.

    When he entered the room his lethal intent was clear. He held the gun in his hand. He was prepared to use it.

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Thank you Tarheel.
    Your example is related to a living creature but what about an object or abstract?

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Post the sentence you would like to use the words in, and we will tell you if it's correct.

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    I mean what it means when we use it (for example) about methods or drugs (and as a phrase and not a sentence) or even as an independent name (i.e the name of a book,movie,...).

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Quote Originally Posted by parsley1 View Post
    Your example is related to a living creature but what about an object or abstract?
    I wouldn't say that someone who who wanted to smash a table had lethal intent. Something generally, but not always, has to be alive to try to kill it.

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    And only living things can have any form of intent.

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    Re: 'lethal intent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I wouldn't say that someone who who wanted to smash a table had lethal intent. Something generally, but not always, has to be alive to try to kill it.

    You're right. But in my examples the objects are subject!
    and it seems that the 'not always' that you mentioned is right here!

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