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raisons d'être

See definition of raisons d'être on Dictionary.com
  • as injustification
  • as inrationale
  • as infunction

synonyms for raisons d'être

  • apology
  • approval
  • argument
  • basis
  • confirmation
  • explanation
  • pretext
  • rationale
  • rationalization
  • vindication
  • absolution
  • account
  • acquittal
  • advocacy
  • answer
  • apologia
  • cop-out
  • defense
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • extenuation
  • grounds
  • idea
  • mitigation
  • palliation
  • palliative
  • plea
  • rebuttal
  • reply
  • response
  • sanctification
  • story
  • support
  • validation
  • warrant
  • wherefore
  • raison d'être
  • song and dance
  • whatfor
  • whitewashing
  • whole idea
  • why and wherefore
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antonyms for raisons d'être

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  • charge
  • indictment
  • opposition
  • question
  • request
  • sentence
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How to use raisons d'être in a sentence

Bien valut Monsieur de Biancourt d'etre plus sage que plusieurs de son esquipage, qui ne crioyent lors que de tout tuer.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Ils n'allegurent que des raisons frivolles pour excuser leur armement.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
The discussion of this proposal seems to make plain the raison d'etre for the existence of the Sentinel.
THE DAY OF THE CONFEDERACYNATHANIEL W. STEPHENSON
Je ne crois pas que vous vous piquiez d'etre moins facile a reconnoitre pour un Anglois que Lucullus pour un Romain.
MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE AND WRITINGSEDWARD GIBBON
Et les raisons qui mont esmeu et incite a ce faire sont assez bonnes, selon mon aduis.
THE BUKE OF THE ORDER OF KNYGHTHOODRAMON LLULL
To her, as to the wily widow, this was the incident of the evening—in fact, the whole raison d'etre of it.
A WOMAN'S BURDENFERGUS HUME
Pour leur faire confesser leurs complices, qu'elles seront mises la question en Justice avant que d'etre executes.
WITCHCRAFT AND DEVIL LORE IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDSJOHN LINWOOD PITTS
The question was sufficiently important to demand an experimental solution; hence the raison d'etre of the present demonstration.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 601, JULY 9, 1887VARIOUS
This is really one of the chief raisons dtre for examinations, tests, and registers of progress.
THE PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE-STUDYHAROLD E. PALMER
So my reader will perhaps understand the raison d'etre of the proverb, "The lawyers own England."
BIDWELL'S TRAVELS, FROM WALL STREET TO LONDON PRISONAUSTIN BIRON BIDWELL
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