Sentence Examples


  • She hadn't thought about his feelings or motive to help.
  • While she despised the man, her feelings still lacked a motive to sever his rope in cold blood and watch him plummet down to the rocks and churning river below.
  • Not much motive for a skip, either.
  • The motive of this and of the succeeding novels of what may be called her second period is free (not to be confounded with promiscuous) love.
  • This universal motive is further connected, as by Paley, through the will of God, with the "general good, the root where out all our rules of conduct and sentiments of honour are to branch."

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