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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

3 uses
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to make someone want to do something
  • He'd no longer be a grade-motivated person.
    Part 3 (7% in)
  • What saved him from the wrath of everyone around him was partly an unwillingness to give any support to the enemies of the college, but also partly a begrudging understanding that all of his troublemaking was ultimately motivated by a mandate they were never free from themselves: the mandate to speak the rational truth.
    Part 2 (63% in)
  • He'd be a knowledge-motivated person.
    Part 3 (8% in)

There are no more uses of "motivate" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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