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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of motivate.

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  • Underdog tag motivates Pascal Pape 20 Oct 2011 Pascal Pape accepts France could be excused for feeling like World Cup outcasts as they prepare to tackle New Zealand in Sunday's final.

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  • ˜reasonable™, but this is not a point on the side of the rationalists, since they hold that reason by itself can motivate, and in this case it is affection, not reason that motivates, that is, that gets us doing something rather than nothing.

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  • "Anytime you get one of those cheesy goals, it kind of motivates you and makes you more hungry to score more," defenseman Mike Green said.

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  • When you get a reminder like this that your life depends on your shooting, it kind of motivates you.

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It kind of motivates me to be more with family and with friends, and so that's what I'm doing.

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  • It also kind of motivates Bozak to get in and do that stuff too.

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  • "I appreciate this more than anything -- it kind of motivates me more," he said.

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  • The issue that "motivates" Canadian voters in this day and age is down to one ... trust.

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  • "I was told 'You had a good career' and it kind of motivates you," Wagner said before last night's game.

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  • "This always kind of motivates me, especially seeing the children perform," said Sara N. Tourscher, a 6th grade teacher at Duggan Middle School.

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