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rational -- as in: rational behavior
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Middlemarch
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  • Lydgate was ambitious above all to contribute towards enlarging the scientific, rational basis of his profession.
  • But something she yearned for by which her life might be filled with action at once rational and ardent; and since the time was gone by for guiding visions and spiritual directors, since prayer heightened yearning but not instruction, what lamp was there but knowledge?
  • He slept upon that idea, but when he was dressing in the rational morning light, Objection said— "That will be a virtual defiance of Mr. Casaubon’s prohibition to visit Lowick, and Dorothea will be displeased."
  • Which would turn out to have the more foresight in it—her rationality or Caleb’s ardent generosity?
  • She felt sure that her husband’s conduct would be misunderstood, and about Fred she was rational and unhopeful.
  • The auctioneer heard, without much surprise, that his was a constitution which (always with due watching) might be left to itself, so as to offer a beautiful example of a disease with all its phases seen in clear delineation, and that he probably had the rare strength of mind voluntarily to become the test of a rational procedure, and thus make the disorder of his pulmonary functions a general benefit to society.

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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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