Parenthood would give him a sense of purpose.
› [ C ] a need:
- This room has a dual purpose, serving as both a study and a dining room.
- Let's try to concentrate on the main purpose of this meeting.
- The money is intended to be used for specific purposes.
- The paper charged her with using the company's money for her own purposes.
- You probably think I'm here to deliver your newsletter, but actually I've come for a very different purpose.
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