Noun(1) the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior(2) a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music(3) a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
Adjective(1) causing or able to cause motion(2) impelling to action
(1) As a consequence, the question of whether the new industry should continue to use gasoline as its motive fuel arose.(2) Detectives are hoping to establish the motive for the murder attempt in the coming days, and will examine the possibility that it may have been drug related.(3) This is the predominant trichord of most sets and functions as a signature motive .(4) To cultivate this process, the student should become acquainted with the motive upon which the composition is based.(5) Either his motive alone was sufficient reason to suspect him, or it wasn't.(6) Then think about the grail motive as a background to the Bruckner Adagio.(7) The harmonic and rhythmic tension in this motive is palpable.(8) While putatively providing the motive force for Mundy's actions, the anger finally overreaches itself.(9) Details were released as detectives confirmed they now believe there was a sexual motive behind the girl's kidnap and murder.(10) It may be powered by hand, pedal, or some other motive force such as a suitably geared lawn mower engine or the electric motor taken from a discarded washing machine.(11) Its motive force is protection and care, but it does not give enough space to personal liberty.(12) The driving motive force behind any country's sense of achievement and pride in its efforts must come from a focus on entrepreneurship.(13) With the invention of the internal combustion engine, in the late 19th century, new possibilities of motive force became available.(14) Horses continued to provide the main motive force for commercial uses of the plateau such as grazing until the recent past.(15) The key ethical and legal point is the intention - the motive behind the act.(16) The introduction is based on a short six-note motive that is treated canonically, first in single notes and then in double notes.
(1) ulterior motive :: faamoemoega lilo
1. kinetic ::
3. motor ::
4. reason ::
5. motif ::
6. motivation ::
Different Formsautomotive, motive, motiveless, motives
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