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He also denies that there is any ulterior political motive to the game. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She felt so free from ulterior motives that she took up his charge with a touch of resentment. The House of Mirth (1905)He cannot afford to draw the unwanted attention of gossip columnists unless he has some ulterior motive for doing so. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)No hidden agendas in prayer, no ulterior motives. Christianity Today (2000)But we still don't know what his ulterior motives are. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are almost always ulterior motives at play and in this instance that was made pretty obvious by the interview the player subsequently gave. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I can see him searching my eyes for an ulterior motive, that caution working against me now. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A nice thing cannot just happen for no reason; there has to be some sinister ulterior motive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's always an ulterior motive: increased productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's a kind offer, but does he have an ulterior motive? The Sun (2012)He's an intelligent guy and surely must realise there's no ulterior motive other than business. The Sun (2014)The vehemence of the Government's campaign against alcohol poisoning has raised suspicions of it having ulterior motives. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As usual, I had an ulterior motive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: ulterior ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone has an ulterior motive for doing something, you believe that they have a hidden reason for doing it.
She had an ulterior motive for trying to help him.
Definition of ulterior from the Collins English Dictionary
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