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There has never been any reasonable cause for such apprehension.

She saw it was reasonable: what fellowship can light have with darkness, or love with starvation?

Young women on the eve of a vacation were not usually so reasonable.

Good; twenty and thirty sous; I am glad that you are reasonable.

For this is the way with men, if they have reason which suits them they do not care whether it is reasonable or not.

Keep within a reasonable distance from the ground—about 25 or 30 feet.

"Your question is a reasonable one, George," answered his father.

That was so reasonable that Hubertine immediately handed her the cup she herself held.

No; but he would as soon as he had reasonable grounds of hope.

And looking at the cabman, Stevie perceived this clearly, because he was reasonable.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "having sound judgment, sane, rational," from Old French raisonable, from Latin rationabilis, from ratio (see reason (n.)).

Meaning "moderate in price" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Reasonably.

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