Hester Prynne remained constant in her resolve to make known to Mr. Dimmesdale, at whatever risk of present pain or ulterior consequences, the true character of the man who had crept into his intimacy.
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She says she’s helping out of kindness, but I suspect she has ulterior motives.
The report is untrue. It serves only to advance the union’s ulterior motives.