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motive
used in Sycamore Row

3 uses
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What is her motive?
Definition
a reason for doing something
  • It gave meaning to Seth's motives.
    p. 631.3
  • She loved the spotlight, the admiration, the fawning, and even though she was suspicious of their motives, she couldn't deny the pleasure of being the center of attention.
    p. 202.3

There are no more uses of "motive" flagged with this meaning in Sycamore Row.

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exact meaning not specified
  • This could be crucial, Jake, because it could prove motive.
    p. 320.1

There are no more uses of "motive" in Sycamore Row.

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