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Example Sentences for "rational"

It's difficult to think rationally when everyone is so emotional about the subjectI think we need to talk about this calmly, and try to make a rational decision together.

It's difficult to think rationally when everyone is so emotional about the subject.

In our modern age, rationality has become too important, and decisions are sometimes made coldly, and without regard to the feelings of others.

Amber was able to think more rationally once she had stopped crying.

Perico is much more rational than Anatole, so his co-workers value his advice a lot more.

The supposed rationale of this government's tax cut is that more money in people's pockets will help to stimulate the economy.

Titus rationalizes cheating on his income tax by saying that everyone is doing it.

Thales of Miletus taught that the universe is rational, and that the human mind can understand why the universe works the way it does.

Poverty and oppression, however rationalized, are endured not because people agree on their legitimacy, but because they are enforced by those who benefit from them.

A California judge has ruled that there appears to be no rational purpose for denying marriage to gay couples.

Although there is a limit to the extent to which a society can be guided by illusion, there is also a limit to the extent to which it can be guided by sheer rationality.

The patient was behaving irrationally when brought in, and was found to have taken an overdose of some kind of drug.

Rocket developer Krafft Ehricke once said that man has no rational alternative but to expand the environmental and resource base beyond Earth.

Max Lerner once said that the so-called lessons of history are, for the most part, the rationalizations of the victors because history is written by the survivors.

Joan Curcio once observed that advances are made by those with at least a touch of irrational confidence in what they can do.

Millions of people suffer from persistent irrational fears called phobias.

Stonehenge was built according to some unknown astronomical rationale between 3000 and 1500 B.C.

Belief in religion requires a suspension of rational thought which I am not prepared to make.

He tried to rationalise his cheating by suggesting that the test itself was unfair.

He rationalized his firing by saying that the boss didn't like him personally, but everyone knows it was because he had a drinking problem that was interfering with his work.

In the seventeenth century, Bacon, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Liebniz and Newton established the foundations of modern science, mathematics, and rational thought.

Discussion question: Men are generally more rational, and women are generally more emotional. True or false?


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