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to think of a good excuse for behavior that seems bad or unreasonable, and to believe the excuse is good or reasonable — typically done subconsciously and often after the behavior in question
  • I signed on to an American payroll, rationalizing that I'd scatter dollars over the vendors in my little corner of la cité, at least, as it's certain no foreign relief will reach them any other way.
    Book 5 — Exodus (59% in)

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