motive (n.) Old form(s): motiue
instrument, agent, moving organ
AW IV.iv.20[Helena to Widow, of Diana] heaven ... hath fated her to be my motive / And helper to a husband
R2 I.i.193[Bolingbroke to King Richard] my teeth shall tear / The slavish motive of recanting fear [i.e. the tongue]
TC IV.v.57[Ulysses to Nestor, of Cressida] her wanton spirits look out / At every joint and motive of her body
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