He's just suspicious about the motives of the intruder.
I wasn't ready to dwell on motives or feelings so I changed the subject.
And just so my motives are perfectly clear to you - I don't want my competition getting the jump on me by hiring one of my best employees.
In 374 he was assassinated by a eunuch from motives of private revenge.
The motives alike of geographical convenience and of the advantages to be gained by recognizing these movements of Roman subjects combined to urge a forward policy at Rome, and when the vigorous Vespasian had succeeded the fool-criminal Nero, a series of advances began which gradually closed up the acute angle, or at least rendered it obtuse.
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