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  • This was her rationale for all the embroidery floss, pinking shears, and so on that we toted (secretly or otherwise) across the Atlantic.†   (source)
  • She wondered whether she was simply going along with Art's rationale, as she had with so many aspects of their relationship.†   (source)
  • But I know Henri's rationale: it is impossible for them to go unnoticed as well.†   (source)
  • We now had a rationale and a cause: Justice for Miguel Robles!†   (source)
  • My whole rationale for approaching him had been that the police hadn't taken my story seriously.†   (source)
  • While I considered how to answer, John went on to explain the rationale behind his faith that such a surgical procedure could be done without terrible side effects.†   (source)
  • She had no idea what her mother's rationale for this was-unless it was that it was safer for Josie to be doing this in her own living room than in a car or under the bleachers.†   (source)
  • As a form of protest, they did not have a high success rate and the rationale behind them always struck me as quixotic.†   (source)
  • Luma didn't explain her rationale.†   (source)
  • For selfish reasons, Eragon disliked the king's edict, but he could understand the rationale behind it; the fight would hardly have been fair otherwise.†   (source)
  • One rationale for seeking more female politicians is that women supposedly excel in empathy and forging consensus and thus may make, on average, more peaceful and conciliatory leaders than men.†   (source)
  • Their bureaucratic rationale dumbfounded the Marine general: "due to limitations on the availability of ships, difficulties of ammunition replacement, and the loss of surprise."†   (source)
  • He ended up building all those convoluted rationales for lofty ambition, saying he needed to go to a famous college, a place everyone had heard of, to justify all of his painful sacrifices.†   (source)
  • The selection was scarcely based on any statistical, sociological, or scientific rationale.†   (source)
  • No excuse or rationale necessary.†   (source)
  • The rationale was democratic, to make their town government more accessible to the nine hundred residents, few of whom spoke English, including the mayor himself.†   (source)
  • The probable fact of this further emboldened me, and as I went around the camp in search of the doctor I felt more determined than ever to withstand whatever insult he might level at me, and somehow influence him to agree to my sole stewardship of "the girl" under some obscure technical or medical rationale.†   (source)
  • He talked to himself to make sure that he remembered his reasoning, to try to avoid too easy a rationale, and for encouragement.†   (source)
  • But as this Sunday morning descends further and further into chaos, it becomes almost impossible to remember the rationale that has defined their rivalry for so long.†   (source)
  • Their rationale is that we don't have a world government, but the truth is, the Glatun military is so stretched they couldn't support a guarantee, anyway.†   (source)
  • Naturally, almost to preserve my reason, I have to think of some rationale to explain her bizarre behavior.†   (source)
  • The camerlegno searched his anguished mind for any kind of rationale.†   (source)
  • But I understood Hall's rationale, so I kept a tight lid on my anger.†   (source)
  • Her grandfather's rationale for including him was now clear.†   (source)
  • But their rationale fits perfectly with Dunbar's theories.†   (source)
  • I had five—my rationale being that my body, up until three weeks ago, wasn't worth much more than being a canvas for my art; plus the threat of getting AIDS from a dirty needle was obviously a moot point.†   (source)
  • There is no rationale for a small out-of-town printer to hire Milton Security for twenty-four-hour surveillance.†   (source)
  • It would be years before I read of the atrocities the Japanese military machine had perpetrated on millions of people; years before I discovered that the "self-defense" rationale I was spouting off about had been rejected by the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal as bogus.†   (source)
  • The fact was, there was an obvious rationale for any politician in Clarkston to side with locals over refugees.†   (source)
  • The generally accepted rationale given for them not previously trying to wipe out the human race and just occupy the planet was that it was easier to just exact tribute from us.†   (source)
  • I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development.†   (source)
  • "That's just the rationale, as the French say, of the matter; and so I was telling Mabel, when she ran away and left me.†   (source)
  • That is the rationale of the system of charging which has hitherto obtained; and nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration.†   (source)
  • From this incident the rationale of the war will be increasingly called into question by Akhilleus, most strikingly in the ninth book of The Iliad.†   (source)
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