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rational -- as in: rational behavior
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Anna Karenina
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  • If there was a reason for his preferring liberal to conservative views, which were held also by many of his circle, it arose not from his considering liberalism more rational, but from its being in closer accordance with his manner of life.
  • The people are at such a low stage of rational and moral development, that it’s obvious they’re bound to oppose everything that’s strange to them.
  • "But I have, and I consider it’s premature, but rational, and it has a future, just like Christianity in its first ages."
  • That is from every point of view the most rational course for married people who find themselves in the position you are in.
  • Birthdays are of no importance to a rational being.
  • I mix with all the neighboring landowners, who are cultivating their land on a rational system; they all, with rare exceptions, are doing so at a loss.
  • Yes, there they build in a rational fashion….
  • But with rational treatment, and sea-bathing in the summer, he regained his strength, and now, by the doctor’s advice, I have let him go to school.
  • That’s comprehensible and rational.
  • All of us as rational beings can’t do anything else but live for our belly.
  • This did not interest Levin, but when he had finished, Levin went back to his first position, and, addressing Sviazhsky, and trying to draw him into expressing his serious opinion:— "That the standard of culture is falling, and that with our present relations to the peasants there is no possibility of farming on a rational system to yield a profit—that’s perfectly true," said he.
  • Do you call that a rational system?" said the landowner, obviously rather proud of the word "rational."
  • Do you call that a rational system?" said the landowner, obviously rather proud of the word "rational."
  • If it’s rational, you’ll be able to keep up the same system with hired labor," said Sviazhsky.
  • In Europe, a rational system answers because the people are educated; it follows that we must educate the people—that’s all."
  • "He’s right that our system, that’s to say of rational farming, doesn’t answer, that the only thing that answers is the money-lender system, like that meek-looking gentleman’s, or else the very simplest….

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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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