Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Emily Brown
Mrs. Blank
AP English Literature, Period 6
12 May 2009

Please write five sentences using the following vocabulary word:

ulterior • \ul-TEER-ee-er\  • adjective
1 a : further, future
* b : more distant : remoter
c : situated on the farther side : thither
2 : going beyond what is openly said or shown and especially what is proper

(Ulterior, ulterior, ulterior, thinks Miss Brown. There are only so many ways I can go with this. Then again, what are the chances I can use this word properly without saying "motives?"

They are not great.)

(Well, am going to Paris soon)
  • She couldn't tell if he had an ulterior meaning when he told her he was also going to Paris in the summer.
  • Then again, boys that nice just don't have ulterior motives.
(Could make classical Literature reference. Have been reading Pride and Prejudice and Cloud Atlas of late and old words seeping into speech. Merriam Webster says it was used thus:)
  • Jane Eyre roomed in an ulterior end of Thornfield.
  • She went to an ulterior area of England when she found out Mr. Rochester was married to that madwoman, Bertha.
(What else? What else? Aha! Other reference to play:)
  • Algernon, in The Importance of Being Earnest, nearly always had an ulterior meaning, which contributed invaluably to the satire of the play.
(Bam. That's done.)

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