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Definition of Motivelessly
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Literary usage of Motivelessly
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To this Scotus opposed an indeterminism of the extremest type, describing the will as the possibility of determining itself motivelessly in either of two ..."
2. The Letters of William James by William James (1920)
"... by prints which give nought but the rather unpleasant and, unless you are let into the secret, motivelessly eccentric drawing. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"To this Scotus opposed an indeterminism of the extremes! type, describing the will as the possibility of determining itself motivelessly in either of two ..."
4. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1879)
"When such tendencies—motivelessly existing—arc proven, they constitute strong corroborative proof for the presumption of the existence of insanity. ..."
5. Arabula: Or, The Divine Guest. Containing a New Collection of Gospels by Andrew Jackson Davis (1881)
"Being thus disqualified for study and labor at the desk, and just then having " nothing to do" about the house or in the garden, I went motivelessly, ..."