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.