a. beyond or outside of immediate interest; coming at a subsequent time or stage
Nowadays people are alive to certain ulterior consequences that were at first overlooked.
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The little princess, like an old war horse that hears the trumpet, unconsciously and quite forgetting her condition, prepared for the familiar gallop of coquetry, without any ulterior motive or any struggle, but with naive and lighthearted gaiety.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favor received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
I should have recalled that you are just like me and that you never do anything without an ulterior motive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
This, be it said, is of course from the restricted point of view of the terrestrial life which is apparent, and without prejudging the profound question of the anterior or ulterior personality of the beings which are not man.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Their theories are incriminated, their aim suspected, their ulterior motive is feared, their conscience denounced.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Dimmesdale, at whatever risk of present pain or ulterior consequences, the true character of the man who had crept into his intimacy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context