ulterior

Part of speech: adjective

More remote; lying beyond; undisclosed.

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Usage examples "ulterior":

  1. In fact, there is little public speaking worthy of the name that is not in some part persuasive, for men rarely speak solely to alter men's opinions- the ulterior purpose is almost always action. - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
  2. A meeting was arranged and I found there was a suspicion amongst the Trade Unionists in the city that there was some ulterior motive behind it. - "From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography", George Edwards M.P., O.B.E..
  3. Now, I knew quite enough of my brother Simon, and of Coppinger, and of Mallett himself to know that if they wanted my company it was with some ulterior motive, and being a straightforward man I said so there and then. - "In the Mayor's Parlour", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.