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But, Google’s oblique communication about this change has left the door open for skepticism about its motives.
Changing the name scheme of modern math might imply a change in motive force, but if that change discouraged some people, it might welcome others in.
There are those who try to cloak their motives in the trappings of science by claiming they are taking the scientific posture of doubt.
Poets, detectives, and lawyers have long sifted through people’s language for clues to look for their motives and inner truths.
That’s okay if you don’t have the right motives or anything significant to add value for your audience.
A national or global news story breaks, new keywords start trending immediately, and the first thing you think is…If the answer was “Ooo I can use this”, then you may not have the best motives for adding that current event to your content marketing.
The voice of the orator peculiarly should be free from studied effects, and responsive to motive.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Not suspecting her motive, he represented the hazard of putting so great an affront on the favourite of the Empress.
The wish to go to heaven without dying is, as I know, a motive derived from child-life.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
But her parents, did you never discover any thing about them—who or what they were—the motive of so strange an abandonment?

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