What does the word ulterior mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher