Origin of ulterior
Examples from the Web for ulterior
I think a misconception everybody has is that I had an ulterior motive.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think I have a complicated presence, where when you watch me you wonder “what are the ulterior motives?”The King of Dramedy: Bob Odenkirk on ‘Nebraska,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Better Call Saul’|Andrew Romano|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But some of the women on the show might have ulterior motives for taking part in The Bachelor.‘The Bachelor’: Ex-Contestant Leslie Hughes Spills Nine Secrets About the Show|Anna Klassen|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, his critics have ulterior motives—and his competitors have all lied before.
He relied solely on politics, as though law was nothing more than a constellation of political calculations with ulterior motives.
Plans for his ulterior activities were soon definitely fixed.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
By the term disinterested I mean detached from ulterior objects.The Unity of Civilization|Various
Violet does not imagine there is any ulterior motive in all this, but Gertrude is really desirous of helping to keep the peace.Floyd Grandon's Honor|Amanda Minnie Douglas
I think, with you, that he has no ulterior views upon the title and the estates.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
And what I thus wrote was for no ulterior use, it was written consciously for practice.Memories and Portraits|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for ulterior
Word Origin for ulterior
Word Origin and History for ulterior
1640s, from Latin ulterior "more distant, further," comparative of *ulter "beyond" (see ultra-). The sense in ulterior motives is first attested 1735.