Sentence Examples


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dundas, Pitt's favourite subordinate, had already committed himself by his earlier resolution of censure; and Pitt was induced by motives which are still obscure to incline the ministerial majority to the same side.

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