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In an email to the Times regarding the lawsuit, LaBeouf stated he had “no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations” and he had “been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years.”
Americans often appeal to the idea of America as rationalization for their decisions or as a point of pride.
I rationalized the dysfunction by reminding myself that every working environment had its good and bad qualities.
It’s a little harder to rationalize my own desire to jump the gun.
Yet most of those in his party simply looked the other way at his conspiracy theorizing — or tried to rationalize his behavior.
The rods were so thin they hardly warranted a package of their own, but that is rationalization, as you call it.
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Now after this rationalization you have made, Mrs. Paine, it is your recollection that you did not make such a comment?
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
It is not the rationalization of Jewish dogma that he is interested in, nor the reconciliation of religion and philosophy.
"That's a childish rationalization, Tex," she said with a lot more sharpness than I had expected.
CARD TRICKWALTER BUPP AKA RANDALL GARRETT
They have not the ideal of progress which dominates the Western nations, and affords a rationalization of our active impulses.
THE PROBLEM OF CHINABERTRAND RUSSELL

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