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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·pose·ly /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose·ly, adv. With purpose or design; intentionally; with predetermination; designedly.
    In composing this discourse, I purposely declined all offensive and displeasing truths.   --Atterbury.
 So much they scorn the crowd, that if the throng
 By chance go right, they purposely go wrong.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : with intention; in an intentional manner; "he used that word
            intentionally"; "I did this by choice" [syn: intentionally,
             deliberately, designedly, on purpose, advisedly,
             by choice, by design] [ant: by chance, unintentionally,