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adjective     intent pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    concentrating hard on something

    an intent gaze/look

    intent on:

    He was so intent on his gardening magazine, he didn’t notice me come in.

  2. 2
    determined to do something. This expression sometimes means that you do not approve of the thing that someone is determined to do
    intent on doing something:

    She seemed intent on making me miserable.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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