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- n. Plural form of ulterior motive.
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In this light, another seeming paradox of the anti-vaccine movement—its extreme paranoia about ulterior motives on the part of anyone promoting vaccination combined with an almost willful blindness to the conflicts of interest of the profiteers in their midst—also makes more sense.
His conscience twinged as he considered that he had deeper, ulterior motives — motives that had more to do with sleeping with her than keeping her safe, but he dismissed those thoughts.