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I must now see Don Alonso, and prepare the way for ulterior plans.

In addition to the list, I left a statement of the ulterior demands.

The reference to honesty had not been made with any ulterior motive.

Or were they, too, moved by some ulterior motive which he could not fathom?

Had fate or chance some ulterior purpose behind this episode?

Write to him to come, and you can arrange your ulterior proceedings.

I seem to find some ulterior motive in whatever people say or do.

You may have ulterior views which I am too short-sighted to perceive.

No ulterior object has ever been present to me in this pursuit.

And then he had ulterior views, which made it very necessary that George should like him.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin ulterior "more distant, further," comparative of *ulter "beyond" (see ultra-). The sense in ulterior motives is first attested 1735.

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