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synonyms for ax to grind

  • agenda
  • driving force
  • hidden agenda
  • incentive
  • motivation
  • motive
  • reason
  • score to settle
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Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Now many people think that we are moving in the direction of world socialism to-day.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Let your orders for preparation go round tonight, so that your knaves may be ready to set out betimes to-morrow.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
When I went out he accompanied me to the door, took my hand in both of his and said, "To-day you've covered yourself with glory!"
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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