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The relationships, and motivations of their chief participants, are as tangled and shady as you expect of the super-rich.

It did it by understanding what moves them, by identifying their most personal motivations (and fears).

He does take up a leadership role, but his motivations are somewhat self-centered.

We have all kinds of motivations and all kinds of currents of desire and fear flowing through us.

One of her motivations is a deep distrust of the government seated 400 miles south in Westminster.

Man, and his constantly diametric motivations, is always trying to reconcile opposites.

However, the motivations of a hacker are typically as simple as Im an engineer because I like to design things.

In and of themselves, these materials with which life is filled, these motivations which impel it, are not social in their nature.

Jorun's mind flickered over history, trying to evaluate the basic motivations of his opponent.

Individual needs and motivations need to be understood in their relation to those of groups.


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motivations, such as: desire, impetus, interest, wish, incentive, and motive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.