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uhl ti ree er

  • s  lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
    looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell
  • s  beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
    a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion
    without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw
  • s  coming at a subsequent time or stage
    without ulterior argument

  • But conservatives, on and off the air, feel Obama has ulterior motives.
  • Bad calls by the ump are as much a part of baseball as home run records, rabid fans and watery beer, but a new study shows that an umpire's decision may have a disturbing ulterior .
  • If, however, a non-Jew is determined to embrace Judaism, and if no ulterior motive (such as intermarriage) is evident, he may be accepted by local rabbis, whose decision is, as far .
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  • Mark Boucher in Sportinglife.com
    It is either those who have an issue with him, and have a chip on their shoulders, or those who have ulterior motives,Boucher said. "He's the best all-rounder we've ever had and he's saved more (limited overs) games than anyone realises -...
  • Alex Fergusson in Scotsman
    Mr Fergusson said: "We have worked as quickly as possible with the Scottish Football League to resolve the situation. As a lifelong Stranraer fan I think everyone can be assured that there was no ulterior motive."
  • Steve Chabot in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    She can shoot down any argument against saving the boat in language that is clear and concise,said former US Rep. Steve Chabot, an Ohio Republican who championed Webster's cause. "She's not in this for the money or an ulterior motive....

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