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used in Running in the Family

5 uses
  • Her motive was to cure my father of manic alcoholic consumption.
    p. 171.2
  • ...hearts
    'Seeing you I want
    no other life'
     'The golden skins have
    caught my mind'
    who came here
    out of the bleached land
    climbed this fortress
    to adore the rock
    and with the solitude of the air
    behind them
    carved an alphabet
    whose motive was perfect desire
    wanting these portraits of women
    to speak
    and caress.
    Hundreds of small verses
    by different hands
    became one
    habit of the unrequited.
    Seeing you
    I want no other life
    and turn around
    to the sky
    and everywhere...
    p. 93.4
  • When he asked Lalla if Brumphy was good-looking—trying humorously to suggest some motive for her protecting him—she replied, "Good looking?
    p. 116.5
  • Who knows, this may have been Lalla's ulterior motive.
    p. 118.6
  • After about ten minutes he still isn't over this bizarre motive for the visit.
    p. 157.3

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