When actuated by selfish and vicious motives, I asked you to undertake my unfinished work, and I renew this request now, when I am only induced by reason and virtue.
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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.