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  • Sophie had an ulterior motive for choosing that particular spot.†   (source)
  • But we had an ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • I can usually rely on myself to see a person's ulterior motives, or to invent them in my mind, but I was so used to my desire to protect Tris, especially after almost losing her, that I didn't even think twice.†   (source)
  • I enjoyed the praise, of course, and Moody was grudgingly proud, but I had an ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • She knew there were no ulterior motives behind the questions, it was just natural curiosity, but even so, she was never quite sure what to say, other than to state the truth.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Hoge's ulterior motive, I believe, was the child, which she looked after a great deal of the time.†   (source)
  • He watched the admiral pour a generous amount, perhaps with the ulterior motive of making him speak more freely.†   (source)
  • "There's no ulterior motive for this project, right?†   (source)
  • Adam didn't have an ulterior motive; he wasn't pushing hard to win the hearts and minds.†   (source)
  • Franz often spoke about his mother to Sabina, perhaps even with a certain unconscious ulterior motive: he assumed that Sabina would be charmed by his ability to be faithful, that it would win her over.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, and I'm sure he had no ulterior motive for that!†   (source)
  • But he had ulterior motives now.†   (source)
  • What if he'd lied out of some ulterior motive of his own?†   (source)
  • I'm probably one of the few people in the country right now who unhesitatingly, and without an ulterior motive, is on her side.†   (source)
  • After all, Mom didn't seem to have any ulterior motives, at least none that I can figure.†   (source)
  • Who knows, this may have been Lalla's ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • Love, I know, isn't something to secondguess, but in my world, love is always defined by ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • People who support the right side of a question can also have ulterior motives like ambition, avarice, personal animosity, and party opposition.†   (source)
  • He didn't fully trust Drizzt yet, though he couldn't figure out what ulterior motives the drow could possibly be pursuing with the friendly facade.†   (source)
  • Just as I had an ulterior motive to go to you in Ottawa, whoever is doing this to you has a deeper reason than the capture of your husband's impersonator.'†   (source)
  • At least you know there won't be any goddam ulterior motives in this madhouse.†   (source)
  • The little sad man with spectacles who sat alone at the neighboring table, deep in a book on the manufacture of ball bearings, might have deduced, bad he been listening, that Leamas was indulging a sadistic nature—or perhaps (if he had been a man of particular subtlety) that Leamas was proving to his own satisfaction that only a man with a strong ulterior motive would put up with that kind of treatment.†   (source)
  • Damn all motives-ulterior ones and others.†   (source)
  • There had to be some ulterior motive, she decided.†   (source)
  • The strange part was that he couldn't perceive an ulterior motive for his impulses.†   (source)
  • Deep down, he simply lacked an ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • You haven't found out about my ulterior motives yet."†   (source)
  • Men who just call to say hello generally have ulterior motives.†   (source)
  • He sees that they consistently are doing exactly that which they accuse the Sophists of doing…using emotionally persuasive language for the ulterior purpose of making the weaker argument, the case for dialectic, appear the stronger.†   (source)
  • With an easy conscience and without any ulterior motive, he reflected that after his hard morning's work he deserved to take time off to see an old friend and that he could legitimately allow himself this pleas-ure.†   (source)
  • But luxury as the power itself is different--luxury without anything ulterior.†   (source)
  • [The ulterior table is occupied by two couples that represent society in St Cloud.†   (source)
  • I didn't let on that we had dark ulterior motives.†   (source)
  • Was she not so simple and free of ulterior motives as she looked?†   (source)
  • I should have recalled that you are just like me and that you never do anything without an ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • Besides, she shared with some other survivors a suspicion of ulterior motives on the part of the political-minded people who took part in the annual ceremonies and conferences.†   (source)
  • We had declared war with no thought of ulterior gain; we came because the indignation of a GREAT people had been aroused at the oppression of a smaller one, and then, with a magnanimity well worthy the greatest people of the face of the earth, we paid our defeated enemy twenty millions of dollars.†   (source)
  • Except insofar as all yearning, for no matter what, just so its scope is vast, is of one cluster of mysteries and always ulterior.†   (source)
  • He wanted time and the absence of ulterior pressure.†   (source)
  • She felt so free from ulterior motives that she took up his charge with a touch of resentment.†   (source)
  • There was no telling when the god's ulterior motive might be disclosed.†   (source)
  • Secondly, my conscience is perfectly easy; I make the offer with no ulterior motive.†   (source)
  • There are moments when the inner life actually "pays," when years of self-scrutiny, conducted for no ulterior motive, are suddenly of practical use.†   (source)
  • No deep, sinister soul with ulterior motives could have given her fifteen cents under the guise of friendship.†   (source)
  • With what joy would he have hastened to spend his days with one or other of those humble folk with whom Odette kept up friendly relations, either with some ulterior motive or from genuine simplicity of nature.†   (source)
  • You see, prince, for once in my life I wish to perform an absolutely honest action, that is, an action with no ulterior motive; and I think I am hardly in a condition to talk of it just at this moment, and—and—well, we'll discuss it another time.†   (source)
  • And Roberta, who, in the face of her own uncertainty up to this time as to what was to become of her had not ventured to prepare or purchase anything relating either to a trousseau or layette, now began to think that whatever the ulterior purpose of his suggestion, which like all the others was connected with delay, it might not be unwise even now if she did take a fortnight or three weeks, and with the assistance of an inexpensive and yet tolerable dressmaker, who had aided her sister…†   (source)
  • This friend, to whom Swann suggested the plan without disclosing its ulterior purpose, was beside himself with joy; he did not conceal his astonishment at Swann's consenting at last, after fifteen years, to come down and visit his property, and since he did not (he told him) wish to stay there, promised to spend some days, at least, in taking him for walks and excursions in the district.†   (source)
  • All this was flung before Amory like an opened scroll, while ulterior to him and speculating upon him were those two breathless, listening forces: the gossamer aura that hung over and about the girl and that familiar thing by the window.†   (source)
  • …to see her sometimes; and, counting over the list of his advantages: his social position—his fortune, from which she stood too often in need of assistance not to shrink from the prospect of a definite rupture (having even, so people said, an ulterior plan of getting him to marry her)—his friendship with M. de Charlus, which, it must be confessed, had never won him any very great favour from Odette, but which gave him the pleasant feeling that she was always hearing complimentary things…†   (source)
  • That the engrossing object of— HEEP — was, next to gain, to subdue Mr. and Miss W. (of his ulterior views in reference to the latter I say nothing) entirely to himself.†   (source)
  • The little princess, like an old war horse that hears the trumpet, unconsciously and quite forgetting her condition, prepared for the familiar gallop of coquetry, without any ulterior motive or any struggle, but with naive and lighthearted gaiety.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Perhaps she had no ulterior meaning.†   (source)
  • This was said with a view to set up a species of community of character between the parties, and as the politicians are wont to express it, with ulterior intentions.†   (source)
  • The future still conceals from us the ulterior consequences of this emigration of the Americans towards the West; but we can readily apprehend its more immediate results.†   (source)
  • But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favor received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.†   (source)
  • Their theories are incriminated, their aim suspected, their ulterior motive is feared, their conscience denounced.†   (source)
  • It must be noted that when Katerina Ivanovna exalted anyone's connections and fortune, it was without any ulterior motive, quite disinterestedly, for the mere pleasure of adding to the consequence of the person praised.†   (source)
  • Others were as public as possible, and the reader can judge of their boldness from these fragments of an interrogatory undergone in one of the ulterior prosecutions: "Where was this meeting held?"†   (source)
  • This, be it said, is of course from the restricted point of view of the terrestrial life which is apparent, and without prejudging the profound question of the anterior or ulterior personality of the beings which are not man.†   (source)
  • They are out, tumultuously, off for a minute's race, all bravely legging it, Burke's of Denzille and Holles their ulterior goal.†   (source)
  • But it wouldn't occasion me the least surprise to learn that a pinch of tobacco or some narcotic was put in your drink for some ulterior object.†   (source)
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