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  1. List of paraphrases for "motives":

    motivations, reasons, grounds, mobile, incentives, intentions, motifs

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Karen
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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mask on the face wins the motives; whereas, loses the character and trust.

  2. Jason Chaffetz:

    After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018, for those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker (Paul) Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.

  3. Rochelle Hardaway:

    I know what we have. I don't know what the other guy would do, i'm going to go with what we have. I'm going to continue to support [Rahm] because I believe in him, I believe his motives and his intentions are right.

  4. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    If somebody had mal intent going into that [process], and they had no prior record that would lead anybody in law enforcement or the security establishment to question their motives, you could easily see where somebody could dupe the system.

  5. Olivia Caceres:

    We know as a fact that the motives of this vile murder were her resistance and fight against the exploitation of nature and people defending common goods.

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