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I use my boat mainly for leisure purposes.
The purpose of this dictionary is to help students of English.
The president’s trip will have the purpose of negotiating a peace deal.
He went there for the purpose of making business contacts.
Her sole purpose in being here was to kill some time.
You must decide which method suits your purpose best.
Another meeting would serve absolutely no purpose.
Exercising for too long defeats the purpose of doing exercise in the first place.
Now his life lacks purpose.
The course gave her a new sense of purpose.
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