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  • Perhaps unmotived self-immolation, were that possible, or else at mere suggestion of storm and night, were as great evidence as such a man could give of power over self, and so of the expression of the self.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • But such a Mythology as this seems to be intellectually unmotived and unhelpful.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

  • Still more in practical life, mere unmotived, gratuitous possibilities may be disregarded.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

  • Somewhat less unmotived, if we look upon it from a merely intellectual point of view, is the theory of pre-existent souls without a personal God.

    Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge

  • ` ` That's all right then, '' and there was a short silence, during which the woman shot her dark glances all round the room again and again, while on her lips there was a half-smile, not so much absent-minded as totally unmotived, which Peyrol observed with a side glance, but could not make anything of.

    The Rover

  • Also with regard to created things Scotus emphasizes the freedom of God, without, however, falling into the error of merely arbitrary, unmotived indeterminism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • This scene deepens and darkens the impression made by her unmotived faithlessness to Antony.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • This fact explains to me Valentine's unmotived renunciation of Silvia; explains, too, why he is reconciled to his friend with such unseemly haste.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • For example, in “Titus Andronicus,” with its crude, unmotived horrors, Titus calls Marcus a murderer, and when Marcus replies: “Alas, my lord, I have but killed a fly,” Titus answers:

    The Man Shakespeare

  • The Hamlet weakness is so exaggerated in him, and so unmotived, that I am inclined to think Shakespeare was even more irresolute and indisposed to action than Hamlet himself.

    The Man Shakespeare

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