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Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
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Second intention definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intention In*ten"tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See Intend, and cf. Intension.] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea. --Locke. 2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York. Hell is paved with good intentions. --Johnson. 3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim. In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts. --Arbuthnot. 4. The state of being strained. See Intension. [Obs.] 5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object. First intention (Logic), a conception of a thing formed by the first or direct application of the mind to the individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone. Second intention (Logic), a conception generalized from first intuition or apprehension already formed by the mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion, as species, genus, whiteness. To heal by the first intention (Surg.), to cicatrize, as a wound, without suppuration. To heal by the second intention (Surg.), to unite after suppuration. Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport; meaning. See Design.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Second Sec"ond, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly, following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue to follow, and cf. Secund.] 1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other. And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen. xli. 5. 2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior. May the day when we become the second people upon earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation. --Landor. 3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge. A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak. Second Adventist. See Adventist. Second cousin, the child of a cousin. Second-cut file. See under File. Second distance (Art), that part of a picture between the foreground and the background; -- called also middle ground, or middle distance. [R.] Second estate (Eng.), the House of Peers. Second girl, a female house-servant who does the lighter work, as chamber work or waiting on table. Second intention. See under Intention. Second story, Story floor, in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the first floor, the one beneath being the ground floor. Second thought or thoughts, consideration of a matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration. On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had known him. --Dickens.


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