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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Purpose’. Over 50 Sentences


Purpose — US. [ˈpɜːrpəs], UK. [ˈpɜːpəs]

Main meanings:

  1. The reason for which something is done or created.
  2. A person’s intention or objective in doing something.


10 simple sentences:

  • Her purpose in life is to help others.
  • The purpose of this meeting is to brainstorm ideas.
  • He lived with a sense of purpose.
  • What is the purpose of your visit?
  • Their actions had a noble purpose.
  • She searched for meaning and purpose.
  • I found my purpose through volunteering.
  • Do you understand the purpose of this task?
  • His decision served a greater purpose.
  • What’s the purpose of this experiment?


The sentences from movies:

What’s your purpose? – The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Purpose of trip? – Men in Black (1997)

Ideal for your purposes. – Trainspotting (1996)

He ate my pizza on purpose. – Home Alone (1990)

I did that on purpose. – The Princess Bride (1987)

We all have a purpose. – I, Robot (2004)

I’m almost sure she did it on purpose. – Black Swan (2010)

What was the purpose of your visit? – Past Lives (2023)

This ship has a purpose again. – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

That is your purpose, Arthur. – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

We said we’d never use this baby for political purposes. – Children of Men (2006)

No purpose or place. – Fight Club (1999)

Looks like obfuscated code to conseal its true purpose. – Skyfall (2012)

What was the purpose of your visit? – Argo (2012)

Their purpose? – Now You See Me (2013)

He, for all intents and purposes, is now you. – Source Code (2011)

My mother for all intents and purposes. – Twilight (2008)

They have plenty of friends and plenty of purpose. – Whiplash (2014)

Lose his purpose. – The Wolverine (2013)

What is the purpose of the delay? – Oppenheimer (2023)

For medical purposes. – Lucy (2014)

lt defeats the purpose. – Casino (1995)

Note the speed and direction of the creature’s purpose. – Godzilla (2014)

I’ve given your life a purpose. – Saw (2004)

Where a dark man waits with a dark purpose. – Aladdin (1992)

Not on purpose. – Unforgiven (1992)

And “purpose” requires an understanding of intent. – Arrival (2016)

I type with purpose. – Up in the Air (2009)

I left my phone at home on purpose. – No Hard Feelings (2023)

It is my very purpose. – Warcraft (2016)

I was just asking more for informational purposes. – 50 First Dates (2004)

Are you torturing me on purpose? – Being John Malkovich (1999)

The people didn’t dump us here on purpose. – Madagascar (2005)

Begin each day as if it were on purpose. – Hitch (2005)

That was on purpose, right? – The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Does this conversation have a purpose? – 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

On purpose, you did this? – Asteroid City (2023)

I will have served a purpose here on this earth. – The Mist (2007)