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1  You claim to have one plain motive in all you do yourself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
2  I don't mention it reproachfully, however, but with a motive.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
3  'Ay, but I have only one motive in life, Miss Trotwood,' he rejoined, smiling.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
4  I was moved by no interested or selfish motive, nor was I moved by fear of him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
5  I assure you I am in no danger of putting any strained construction on your motives.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
6  But I've got a motive, as my fellow-partner used to say; and I go at it tooth and nail.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
7  Our little friend here might have some motive, perhaps, for objecting to the arrangements.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
8  'It must be a mixed motive, I think,' said Mr. Wickfield, shaking his head and smiling incredulously.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
9  When I heard how he said it, and saw how he held her hand, I guessed what the one motive of his life was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
10  The young creature in pink had a mother in green; and I rather think the latter separated us from motives of policy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
11  'I looked for single motives in everyone,' said Mr. Wickfield, and I was satisfied I had bound him to me by motives of interest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
12  My dear Strong,' said Mr. Wickfield in a tremulous voice, 'my good friend, I needn't tell you that it has been my vice to look for some one master motive in everybody, and to try all actions by one narrow test.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF