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reasonableness

Encyclopedia

  • Reason is a mental faculty (or ability) found in humans, that is able to generate In other words, it is amongst other things the means by which rational beings propose. — “Reason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Hyperlinked article devoted to the 17th century political philosopher and British Empiricist. (1695) A Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity. — “John Locke - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Duty of care · Standard of care. Proximate cause · Res ipsa loquitur much more money, on determining that particular defendant's reasonableness, character, and intelligence. — “Reasonable person - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Moreover, Speranski, either because he appreciated the other's capacity or because he considered it necessary to win him to his side, showed off his dispassionate calm reasonableness before Prince Andrew and flattered him with that subtle flattery which goes hand in hand with self-assurance and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion is the only man besides oneself capable of understanding the folly of the rest of mankind and the reasonableness and profundity of one's own ideas. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • I shall not controvert the reasonableness of the suspicion, but leave you at liberty to draw, from my narrative, what conclusions you please. — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Moreover, Speranski, either because he appreciated the other's capacity or because he considered it necessary to win him to his side, showed off his dispassionate calm reasonableness before Prince Andrew and flattered him with that subtle flattery which goes hand in hand with self-assurance and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion is the only man besides oneself capable of understanding the folly of the rest of mankind and the reasonableness and profundity of one's own ideas. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • And in the hope that it might serve his turn by disposing to reasonableness the mind of the King's Lieutenant, he pushed on up the wide and well-paved Rue Royale, where the concourse of people began to diminish. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini
  • I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • "Huck Finn, did you EVER hear of a prisoner having picks and shovels, and all the modern conveniences in his wardrobe to dig himself out with? Now I want to ask you–if you got any reasonableness in you at all–what kind of a show would THAT give him to be a hero? Why, they might as well lend him the key and done with it. — “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain

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