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motive
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
What is her motive?
Definition
a reason for doing something
  • I had felt, seen, and heard enough, to read the characters, and question the motives, of those around me.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (22% in)

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  • My grandmother had a motive for inviting them.
    22 — Christmas Festivities (70% in)
  • I now recollected that I had seen him manifest uneasiness, when people were on that side of the house, and I had at the time been puzzled to conjecture a motive for his actions.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (89% in)
  • I accepted the explanation in silence; but she had told me that my child belonged to her daughter, and I suspected that her real motive was a fear of my conveying her property away from her.
    33 — A Home Found (77% in)

There are no more uses of "motive" in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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