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Word: ulterior

Definition: intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive


Sentences Containing 'ulterior'

(of his ulterior views in reference to the latter I say nothing) entirely to himself.
Allowing the defence of fair comment would expose the courts to any belief published in good faith and not for an ulterior motive, even though it may be unreasonable.
But if done for display, they betray at once a man who keeps an eye on outward show; who has an ulterior purpose, and is looking for spectators to shout, "Oh what a great man!"
He also suggests that the Orakzai have an ulterior motive, they are working with the Russians to take over all trade in the region, for which they needed the wells owned by the Afridi.
He is far too infatuated by this time to see any ulterior motives in this unconventional act. After a while Constance makes her excuses and leaves him, insisting that she does not want her friend Annette to see them together.
It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."
Nick’s captain also has an ulterior motive for sending Nick overseas, thinking it will keep Nick from causing more trouble and exacerbating the already biased Internal Affairs investigation of him.
Note: A distinction needs to be made between a "white hat" hacker who hacks out of intellectual curiosity, and a "black hat" hacker who has ulterior motives.
She claimed they had ulterior motives, saying "reporters here would like to see us lose the war to prove they're right."
While he showed no ulterior motives, both President Wayne Palmer and Logan's ex-wife Martha understandably showed doubt as to whether Logan has truly changed.

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