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ulterior motive

noun as in hidden agenda

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Example Sentences

I think a misconception everybody has is that I had an ulterior motive.

While Baldwin is an unconvincing gay rights activist, he seems to have an ulterior motive in writing this article.

I shall bring some happiness back to you, let me think that I do it from gratitude only, from no ulterior motive.

You don't—Millner, a lot depends on this—you don't really think my father has any ulterior motive?

For surely I am quite bed-ridden enough not to have my impulses questioned or to be accused of a sentimental, ulterior motive.

But the ulterior motive was simply to excite the Dutch party against him.

For the first time in her experience, she was unable to scent an ulterior motive in a man's admiration.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ulterior motive, such as: ax to grind, parti pris, and prejudice.

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