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rational -- as in: rational behavior
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The Fountainhead
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  • He could see no hint of rationality in the things to which people responded now.
  • You and he as inseparable friends upsets every rational concept I’ve ever held.
  • Opinion without a rational process.
  • It was not a positive stand rationally taken; not defiance in the name of a cause of importance; just a fastidious feeling, something pertaining almost to chastity: the hesitation one feels before putting one’s foot down into muck.
  • It’s natural for you to be a little contrite—a normal reflex—but we must look at it objectively, we’re grownup, rational people, nothing is too serious, we can’t really help what we do, we’re conditioned that way, we just charge it off to experience and go on from there.
  • It was not the sight, but the greater terror of an implication grasped by his instinct: this civilized building—secure in the neatness of waxed floors, respectable with the strict grooming of modern business, a place where one dealt in such rational matters as written words and trade contracts, where one accepted ads for baby garments and chatted about golf—had become, in the span of a few days, a place where one carried bloody refuse through the halls.

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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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