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used in Atlas Shrugged

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to make someone want to do something
  • We must not let vulgar difficulties obstruct our feeling that it's a noble plan motivated solely by the public welfare.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (1% in)
  • It required men to be motivated, not by personal gain, but by love for their brothers.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (72% in)
  • It was much more than the pride of wishing to conceal his suffering: it was the feeling that suffering must not be granted recognition in her presence, that no form of claim between them should ever be motivated by pain and aimed at pity.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (91% in)

There are no more uses of "motivate" in Atlas Shrugged.

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