Sentence Examples


  • Study sites were selected by a process of purposive sampling.
  • Purposive interpretation of a contract is a useful tool where the purpose can be identified with reasonable certainty.
  • A purposive sample of 20 older adults discharged from hospital.
  • The Court of Appeal, on the basis of a purposive construction, held that it did.
  • The legal system now more commonly uses a ' purposive approach ', meaning the intended purpose of the law is taken into account.

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