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rationalize -- as in: easier to rationalize than change
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Fahrenheit 451
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  • But my uncle says that was merely rationalizing it; the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life.

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  • Criminals typically rationalize their behavior. Even when convicted, many blame others for their decisions.
  • She shouldn’t have spent so much money on the shoes, but she rationalized the expenditure because they were on sale.

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