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rational -- as in: rational behavior
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Far as he was from being capable of rational reflection at that moment, he felt that no one would behave like that with a person who was going to be arrested.
  • Meanwhile it would seem, as regards the moral question, that his analysis was complete; his casuistry had become keen as a razor, and he could not find rational objections in himself.
  • Of course, in the future society there will be no need of assets, but her part will have another significance, rational and in harmony with her environment.
  • "You always have been a very rational person and you’ve never been mad, never," he observed suddenly with warmth.
  • From a hundred rabbits you can’t make a horse, a hundred suspicions don’t make a proof, as the English proverb says, but that’s only from the rational point of view—you can’t help being partial, for after all a lawyer is only human.

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  • It’s hard to think rationally when I’m this upset.
  • Let’s try to ignore how upset we are for a moment and think about this rationally.

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