greenmanOut of

Among its many uses, out of can mean "motivated by".


He killed his ex-wife's cat out of spite— Mató al gato de su exmujer por despecho

They don't breastfeed their children out of embarrassment— No dan el pecho a sus hijos por vergüenza

Just out of curiosity, what's your middle name?— Sólo por curiosidad, ¿cuál es tu segundo nombre?


In The Press

His attorneys had said in a filing that he did it “out of the misguided desire to keep these pictures in order to one day show his family and future Washington Post-Jan 26, 2017

... defendant decapitated Judith and then disposed of her head is not entirely clear but it may well be that he did it out of pure hatred at the sight ... 12, 2016


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