How to use Bent-on in a sentence

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  • Jennifer said as she bent on hands and knees to look closer.

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  • Feeling himself alone, with no right to the title he was bent on seizing, he had recourse to Charles VIII.

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  • At a time when the non-Catholic theologians were chiefly small fry, bent on Leo XI., 1605.

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  • What's more, none seemed bent on murder, a decided improvement over some of Bird Song's earlier guests!

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  • Brandon Westlake was portrayed as a delusional old man bent on killing any and all witnesses to his half-century-old deed.

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  • It's as if she's bent on degrading herself.

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  • Fate seemed bent on persecuting him to the last.

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  • All Northmen were not bent on rapine and plunder; mary were peaceful merchants.

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  • The men of that nation and of that epoch were bent on creating a new intellectual atmosphere for Europe by means of vital contact with antiquity.

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  • The Scots then retreated to Otterburn, where Percy, who was bent on recovering his pennon, attacked them on a fine August evening in 1388.

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  • He was most respectfully received at the camp, but could obtain no definite pledges from the king, who was bent on first coming to Florence.

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  • The Teutonic knights in the north and the Tatar hordes in the south were equally bent on the subjection of Lithuania, while Olgierd's eastern and western neighbours, Muscovy and Poland, were far more frequently hostile competitors than serviceable allies.

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  • Gawain, however, belonged to the pre-Christian stage of Grail tradition, and it is not surprising that writers, bent on spiritual edification, found him somewhat of a stumbling-block.

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  • He was a scholar, with a scholar's tastes and cravings for knowledge, easily excited, bent on scholarly discoveries.

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  • But while a section of Quebec was eager to secure the rebel's pardon, Ontario was equally bent on the execution of justice, so that in the final vote on the question in parliament the defection of French Conservatives was compensated for by the support of Ontario Liberals.

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  • After residing some years at Canton, Manning went to Calcutta, bent on reaching the interior of China through Tibet, since from the seaboard it was sealed.

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  • In 1202 the Western princes assembled at Venice, bent on a new crusade.

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  • Already the report was abroad that the queen was bent on marriage with Bothwell, whose last year's marriage with the sister of Huntly would be dissolved, and the assent of his wife's brother purchased by the restitution of his forfeited estates.

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  • Still bent on obtaining Parga, he sent a special mission to London, backed by a letter from Sir Robert Liston, the British ambassador at Constantinople, calling the attention of the government to the pasha's supereminent qualities " and his services against the French.

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  • Round about London a man who is bent on the pursuit of fox or stag may gratify his desire in many directions.

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  • Fries is stigmatized as one of the " ringleaders of shallowness " who were bent on substituting a fancied tie of enthusiasm and friendship for the established order of the state.

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  • On Palm Sunday 1282, in a time of peace, David suddenly attacked and burnt Hawarden Castle, whereupon all Wales was up in arms. Edward, greatly angered and now bent on putting an end for ever to the independence of the Principality, hastened into Wales; but whilst the king was campaigning in Gwynedd, Prince Llewelyn himself was slain in an obscure skirmish on the 11th of December 1282 at Cefn-ybedd, near Builth on the Wye, whither he had gone to rouse the people of Brycheiniog.

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  • He was inaccessible to adventurers bent on plundering Egypt, but at the instance of the British government allowed the construction of a railway from Alexandria to Cairo.

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  • Lord Carnarvon, still bent on confederation, now appointed Sir Bartle Frere governor of Cape Colony and high commissioner of South Africa.

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  • Aske was invited to come to London and hoodwinked by Henry into believing that the king was really bent on restoration and reform.

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  • The king was bent on making the champion of the old order of Europe a peer.

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  • The French adventurers, bent on finding either a "North-west passage" or some land route to the Pacific (which they believed to be no farther west than the Mississippi), naturally went west by the water routes of Wisconsin; as a fine field for their bartering and trading with water-courses by which they could convey their pelts and skins back to Montreal, the region attracted the coureurs de bois and fur traders; and it seemed promising also to the zealous French Catholic missionaries.

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  • While bent on preserving the civil equality introduced by the Revolution, many of these men were indifferent as between.

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  • But when the councils met at St Cloud on the following day, the majority of the Five Hundred showed themselves bent on resistance, and even the Ancients gave signs of wavering.

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  • His attempts to carry out these views brought him into collision both with the authorities and with the populace, - the latter being not unnaturally restive under the restraints imposed upon their liberty by the vigorous system of church discipline, and the former being inclined to retain in their own hands a portion of that power in things spiritual which Calvin was bent on placing exclusively in the hands of the church rulers.

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  • In the preceding spring Serbia had driven back the Austrian armies out of her territory; but now a fresh Austrian invasion was imminent, and Bulgaria was plainly bent on revenging herself for her disasters of 1913 by preparing to attack Serbia in the flank.

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  • Philip was bent on keeping the door of Greece open.

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  • Demosthenes was bent on shutting it against him.

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  • When bent on a dangerous expedition, the men will seek help from this clumsy creature, but in what way his opinions are made known is nowhere recorded."

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  • What if they're not all rabid animals hell bent on killing vampires?

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  • He loves the thrill of the car at full speed He's hell bent on taking the lead.

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  • His grandfather, the Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond, is bent on revenge.

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  • Consequently they just believed the bullshit he peddled them about the risks to the public from people bent on ' disrupting electronic networks ' .

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  • They were only coquetting a little with us, or bent on kindling delusive hopes.

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  • A caravan of loving help inviting people to hear about Jesus or or a cavalcade of crusaders bent on smiting infidels with their swords?

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  • Instead, the story becomes one of fugitives chased across the desert by a lone madman, bent on revenge.

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  • The now ousted Hutu government had been able to portray the RPF as bent on genocide against the Hutus.

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  • Innocent's letters, however, not only reveal that superior wisdom which can take into account practical needs and relax severity of principle at the right moment, as well as that spirit of tolerance and equity which is opposed to the excess of zeal and intellectual narrowness of subordinates, but they also prove that, in the internal government of the Church, he was bent on gathering into his hands all the motive threads, and that he stretched the absolutist tradition to its furthest limits, intervening in the most trifling acts in the lives of the clergy, and regarding it as an obligation of his office to act and think for all.

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  • And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.

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  • The Emperor, my master... but the sight of the Emperor's eyes bent on him confused him.

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  • All the powers of his soul, as of every soldier there, were unconsciously bent on avoiding the contemplation of the horrors of their situation.

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  • Complication is self-serving for an industry bent on technical advance, but of no help to the confused purchaser.

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  • This is especially noticeable in the quick battle skirmish mode where your computer opponent seems hell bent on using the same tactic every time.

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  • Lamar Odom is bent on making sure all of his assets, namely, cash, remains his if the marriage should end in divorce.

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  • Rumor has it that Khloe is close to signing the agreement because she is bent on legally becoming Lamar's wife.

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  • However, Dr. Wily soon turned to villainy and was bent on destroying the world.

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  • A demonic shapeshifter bent on consuming countless souls, Shang Tsung is the organizer of the annual kombat tournament.

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  • In this new version, Sonic explores the world of Arabian Nights where he encounters an evil genie bent on destroying the classic tales in order to escape and create chaos in the real world.

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  • You can either play the Hero of the town, or play as a Zombie, bent on destroying everyone who plays on the heroes' side.

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  • To do the chest press, begin by lying on your back with your knees bent on top of your resistance band.

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  • Of course, when the Emperor has the upper hand and is bent on killing the recalcitrant Luke, Vader changes.

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  • They also face danger from the Crusade, a fictional fanatical Catholic association bent on destroying anyone with psychic power; and the Brotherhood, a company who seeks to use anyone with psychic talent to maximize their profits.

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  • Chronicling the exploits of Zim, an alien visitor bent on destroying earth, his frenetic and hilarious robot GIR, and Dib, his archenemy, Invader Zim took a dark and witty look at modern life.

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  • If you're still bent on finding the infamous Peachaboo hue, your best bet is to check out the inventory at your local beauty supply stores or cosmetic aisle, provided they carry the OPI nail polish line.

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  • As if bent on assisting her, the weather turned steamy when it entered the second week of June.

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  • In 1897 President Kruger, bent on still further cementing the union with the Free State, visited Bloemfontein.

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  • But Cangrande was bent on acquiring Padua, and Marsiglio, unable to resist, gave it over to him and was appointed its governor.

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