Definition of Motives

1. Noun. (plural of motive) ¹



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Definition of Motives

1. motive [v] - See also: motive

Lexicographical Neighbors of Motives

motivational
motivationally
motivationless
motivations
motivative
motivative(a)
motivator
motivators
motive
motive(a)
motive power
motived
motiveless
motivelessly
motivelessness
motives (current term)
motivic
motiving
motivities
motivity
motley
motley crew
motley crews
motley fool
motleyer
motleyest
motleys
motlier
motliest
motmot

Literary usage of Motives

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1890)
"ECONOMIC motives. § 1. It is sometimes said that economists regard it "natural" or "normal," and in some sense even right, that man should be governed only ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"In order to be friends, then, they must be well- wishers one of another, ie must wish each other's good from one of the three motives above mentioned, ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1867)
"The immense complexity of our motives hide the true facts from us. Had we the few and simple motives of the lower animals, we should perceive as plainly in ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1908)
"Progress and Penalty as Educational motives CHARLES E. DENNIS, PH. ... Not one of all the motives that from the beginning of civilization teachers have ..."

5. Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Moral Life by Frank Chapman Sharp (1902)
"Shakespeare's Portrayal of the Moral Life CHAPTER IA STUDY OF motives THE ... These reasons are the motives. A study of motives is thus a study of the ..."

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