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mo·tives

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  1. List of paraphrases for "motives":

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

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  1. Sebastian Coe:

    I was dismayed to see the interpretation put on our motives, our judgments and our actions, there is nothing in the history of our sport in the last 15 or 20 years other than us being on the cutting edge of either trying to develop the science of weeding out the cheats or taking the actions appropriate to finding them.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, Bio Coronavirus has compelled the world to isolate in quarantine as weaponless warfare. However, not only it since that has also struck down and astonished the veto-power-offenders of the United Nations Security Council without resolutions. Factually, it is a need of time to change the policies now, based on distinctive and evil motives, for global peace and submission to God.

  3. President Obama:

    It’s very hard to interpret the motives of this shooter, as we have seen in a host of mass shootings.

  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. Norbu Dondrup:

    The Dalai Lama attacking our human rights totally has ulterior motives. He tramples on human rights, and has no right, no qualifications, and is unworthy of talking about human rights, as for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.


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