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rational
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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
  • I'll kill him, Alex thought rationally, calmly, after I take care of my daughter.
    Part 1 (83% in)
  • If he had been, he wouldn't have been planning his attack as rationally and methodically.'
    Part 2 (57% in)

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  • 'Again,' the psychiatrist said, 'we're not talking about rational behavior.
    Part 2 (63% in)
  • Desperate, she did what she had to do at that moment, although it was exactly what the public defender's office counseled their lawyers not to; but she was entirely rational and aware that she had never done this for a client and never would do it again.
    Part 1 (11% in)
  • The attendant stared at him, the way you do when you realize the conversation you're having has veered from the rational.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • These are not the acts of someone who doesn't know what he's doing-they're the hallmarks of a rational, angry-perhaps suffering, but certainly not delusional-young man.'
    Part 2 (56% in)
  • It's sort of like the president of the brain, in charge of calculated, rational thought.
    Part 2 (59% in)
  • 'Well, Peter's capacity for rational, planned, premeditated thought is still in its developmental stages.
    Part 2 (60% in)
  • Which-as a Yankees fan myself-was enough to call into question his capacity for rational thought.
    Part 2 (60% in)

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