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Within reason they'll trade anything we ask that isn't on the forbidden list.

I'll foot your expenses, whatever they are, so long as they are within reason.

I would approve of most any method of stopping them—within reason!

That was what Stephen wanted, and what he wanted, within reason, he should have.

And she gave him money, promising him more as he might need it, within reason.

It is all very well to be urged to suspect, for, within reason, nothing is easier.

I would wish her to be pious, within reason; not like her aunt, that would not be well.

And always he had been able, within reason, to get what he desired.

Well, then, within reason, things might not prove so bad here.

You see, the folks in Victoria had moved on Eshelby, and the new man was doing what he could for us within reason.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., resunmen, "to question (someone)," also "to challenge," from Old French raisoner "speak, discuss; argue; address; speak to," from Late Latin rationare "to discourse," from ratio (see reason (n.)). Intransitive sense of "to think in a logical manner" is from 1590s; transitive sense of "employ reasoning (with someone)" is from 1847. Related: Reasoned; reasoning.

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