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Take things at face value and stop looking for ulterior motives. The Sun (2015)Some trends appeared to mask an ulterior motive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Anybody denying this must have ulterior motives. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Women always feel they could have done better and that you have an ulterior motive for saying otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2009)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)In some cases false accusations are brought against counselors by persons seeking a legal settlement or pursuing some other ulterior motive. Christianity Today (2000)He comes round and the pair get on like a house on fire - but will she come clean about her ulterior motive? The Sun (2016)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)The vehemence of the Government's campaign against alcohol poisoning has raised suspicions of it having ulterior motives. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If they persist in thinking that we all have ulterior motives, they don't deserve our taxes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As usual, I had an ulterior motive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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