1 'My motive for cautioning you is as follows.
2 Elizabeth told her the motives of her secrecy.
3 The distance is nothing when one has a motive; only three miles.
4 If he had another motive, I am sure it would never disgrace him.
5 No motive can excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted there.
6 This has been my motive, my fair cousin, and I flatter myself it will not sink me in your esteem.
7 But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of goodwill which could not be overlooked.
8 Elizabeth now expected that she would produce a letter for her from Charlotte, as it seemed the only probable motive for her calling.
9 Not to appear to disgrace his family, to degenerate from the popular qualities, or lose the influence of the Pemberley House, is a powerful motive.
10 Miss Bingley, however, was incapable of disappointing Mr. Darcy in anything, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives.
11 He thought too well of himself to comprehend on what motives his cousin could refuse him; and though his pride was hurt, he suffered in no other way.
12 If I have wounded your sister's feelings, it was unknowingly done and though the motives which governed me may to you very naturally appear insufficient, I have not yet learnt to condemn them.
13 The motive professed was his conviction of its being owing to himself that Wickham's worthlessness had not been so well known as to make it impossible for any young woman of character to love or confide in him.
14 But from the severity of that blame which was last night so liberally bestowed, respecting each circumstance, I shall hope to be in the future secured, when the following account of my actions and their motives has been read.
15 He was directly invited to join their party, but he declined it, observing that he could imagine but two motives for their choosing to walk up and down the room together, with either of which motives his joining them would interfere.
16 His behaviour to herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the preference which she believed she had most incautiously shown.
17 And in the wretched state of his own finances, there was a very powerful motive for secrecy, in addition to his fear of discovery by Lydia's relations, for it had just transpired that he had left gaming debts behind him to a very considerable amount.
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