• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ulterior coming at a subsequent time or stage "without ulterior argument","the mood posterior to"
    • adj ulterior beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion","without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw"
    • adj ulterior lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed) "subterranean motives for murder","looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ulterior Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.
    • Ulterior Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither.
    • n Ulterior Ulterior side or part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ulterior Being or situated beyond or on the further side of any line or boundary.
    • ulterior Not at present in view or in consideration; in the future or in the background; beyond what is seen or avowed; remote: as, what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.
    • n ulterior The further side; the remote part. Coleridge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ulterior ul-tē′ri-or on the further side: beyond: in the future: remoter, beyond what is seen or avowed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls, beyond, L. olim, formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille, that, OL. olle, ollus,. Cf. Outrage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ulterior (comp. of ulter), that is beyond or on the other side.


In literature:

I must now see Don Alonso, and prepare the way for ulterior plans.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
What ulterior motive had he?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He said he could not guess or form an opinion as to their ulterior proceedings.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
And what I thus wrote was for no ulterior use, it was written consciously for practice.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I don't think one act in all his life was based on a selfish or an ulterior motive.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
According to my usual opinion, I believe I could go over that book and leave a masterpiece by blotting and no ulterior art.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Whatever her ulterior object may be, her present war spirit does not impress the visitor.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
But the woman seemed to sense no ulterior meaning.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
Good counsel given in time of perplexity is attributed to some ulterior purpose which is kept out of view.
"Talkers" by John Bate
The divine lesson has been read, and it is the historian's duty to copy it faithfully without bias and without ulterior views.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Perhaps there was some ulterior motive behind the child's obstinacy?
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
I make these paper people to please myself, and Skelt, and God Almighty, and with no ulterior purpose.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It had no ulterior significance.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
But, if it were true, you must have some ulterior motive in approaching me.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
And perhaps he had an ulterior design in leading the talk to the Widow Harrison's troubles.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Can a man look like that with ulterior motives?
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
The ulterior object they had in view it required no Daniel to interpret.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
But the United States will have to stand all the ulterior possibilities of this position.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
So let every man bear the cost of the gift without ulterior motive, so that it may really be a trophy of honor!
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
There was some ulterior motive that was governing her actions.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins

In poetry:

Life chisels, the ulterior you,
Brow, cheek angelical,
And figure on life's handsome mould
Modelled till it excel.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
Yet, crossed that weary river,
In some ulterior land,
Or anywhere, or ever,
Will she stretch out a hand?
And will she understand?
"Vanitas" by Ernest Christopher Dowson

In news:

The Conspirator ' has an ulterior motive.
MARSHALL — It looks on the surface like a simple case of neighbor helping neighbor but don't blame the state of Minnesota for having a bit of an ulterior motive behind its decision to provide.
The Saucon Valley School District administration has withdrawn a proposal to realign the high school course credit system amid allegations of possible ulterior motives made by multiple board of education members.
'True Blood' Recap: Second Chances and Ulterior Motives.
Father's Day Gifts with Ulterior Motives: iGrill.
Of Tainted Love & Ulterior Motives.
Mat Marucci Ulterior Motif Jazz Inspiration.
US Humane Society's ulterior motive .
" Charmer ," an upbeat, synth-heavy track, takes a dig at personable people who hide ulterior motives.
Other officials warned that any program must be transparent to the Libyan people to avoid starting rumors of ulterior American motives for wanting to train the new commandos .
The same source claims Jasmine 's dad told her to "enjoy her time in college without getting too tied down" as "some of these guys might have ulterior motives in wanting to hang with his daughter.

In science:

This clarifies the role played by the interference effects in the dyanmics of a quantum walker and represents an ulterior proof of the validity of a simultation based on interferometric devices.
Simulation of quantum random walks using interference of classical field
We have considered ulterior phase shift operations performed just before and after each ˆT2 transformation.
Simulation of quantum random walks using interference of classical field
The hit identification is based on basic geometrical principles of the wire signal and establishes rough preliminary bounds to the hit range along the drift coordinate, which will be of utmost importance in ulterior steps of the reconstruction procedure.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
In the later case, how can be the exercise animated in an e-Learning environment such that the student can learn to recognize such distractors more carefully during ulterior testing stages.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
The introduction of an ulterior reset mechanism, as we do here, could be used to describe the possibility that random (digital) amplifiers—at which the signal is amplified to the initial value, i.e., E (Tn ) = E0—are incorporated to the fiber to make up for the losses due to the damping and impurities.
Monotonous continuous-time random walks with drift and stochastic reset events
An ulterior inverse Laplace transform in the ω variable could be given once the functional form of ˜h(ω ) is chosen.
Monotonous continuous-time random walks with drift and stochastic reset events
For ulterior uses, it will be enough to consider the case of a compact manifold, M without boundaries and oriented, and a quadratic action S , e.g. S (ω ) =< ω , Aω >, with respect to some Euclidean metric on M .
On two complementary approaches aiming at the definition of the determinant of an elliptic partial differential operator
Thus, if the physician did refer the record to his practice for profit, he cannot be caught as he has tenable deniability of his ulterior motive of profit.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
Furthermore, the auditee would have tenable deniability for these possible ulterior motives, making these investigations a poor use of the auditor’s time.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
Fundamentally, our work shows the difficulties of enforcement due to issues such as the tenable deniability of ulterior motives.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
For example, many hospitals would err on the side of caution and disallow referral from a physician to his own private practice or require a second opinion to do so, thereby restraining the ulterior motive of profit.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
The computation of thermodynamic quantities for the sphere or the torus, regardless of ulterior difficulties, begins with the preliminary step of determining the eigenvalues of the Laplacian.
Relative entropy for compact Riemann surfaces