Mr. Heathcliff may have entirely dissimilar reasons for keeping his hand out of the way when he meets a would-be acquaintance, to those which actuate me.
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These were novel concepts to one who had been taught to believe that wolves were not only capable of catching almost anything but, actuated by an insatiable blood lust, would slaughter everything which came within their range.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Whether she was really an agent of the Thought Police, or simply an amateur spy actuated by officiousness, hardly mattered.