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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REASONABLY

So she sat on the edge of the bed and began to talk quietly, plainly, reasonably.

I am reasonably certain that I never shall have a letter to answer.

The fourth day was bright and clear, and the sea was reasonably calm.

What, in fact, can we at all reasonably expect from a Halleck!

It may reasonably be asked if the tale is told, or if any MSS.

He wriggled with pleasure and added, reasonably enough, "Chee!"

When all that was accomplished, Calhoun might reasonably hope that they'd arrive.

They have weathered the storm, and may reasonably expect peace.

Then he rested from his labors as one who had done all that might reasonably be expected.

She did not scold Philip for finding Gino out, as she might reasonably have done.

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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