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rational
used in Misery

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
rational behavior
Definition
reasonable
in various senses, including:
  • "It's not rational to treat 2+2 as 5." — logical as contrasted to illogical
  • "I know you're upset, but please think about this in a rational manner." — based on reason as contrasted to emotion
  • "When I was 10-years-old, I wasn't very smart, but I was still rational." — capable of using reason as contrasted to being insane or lacking the ability to reason
  • "In matters of the heart, I trust my intuition more than my rational analysis." — based on a logical analysis as contrasted to intuition, instinct, custom, tarot-card reading, or some other system of decision making
  • In the dark, rationality seemed stupid and logic a dream.
    Part 3 — Paul (57% in)

There are no more uses of "rational" flagged with this meaning in Misery.

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  • He had constantly refused, for no rational reason: it was just that making copies seemed a jinx thing to do.
    Part 1 — Annie (42% in)
  • The tide was still in and he could have gone back to sleep , wanted to go back to sleep , but he had to think about this bizarre situation while he was still capable of something like rational thought.
    Part 1 — Annie (25% in)
  • From some final stronghold of sanity and evaluative clarity the rational Paul Sheldon had thought: She looks like a widow who just got fucked after a ten-year dry spell.
    Part 1 — Annie (40% in)
  • Knowing that door must lead to the cellar and seeing that there were no locks on it had made the idea of torching the place seem momentarily more rational , he could maybe shelter there.
    Part 2 — Misery (62% in)

There are no more uses of "rational" in Misery.

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