01. I think we need to talk about this calmly, and try to make a [rational] decision together.
02. It's difficult to think [rationally] when everyone is so emotional about the subject.
03. In our modern age, [rationality] has become too important, and decisions are sometimes made coldly, and without regard to the feelings of others.
04. Amber was able to think more [rationally] once she had stopped crying.
05. Perico is much more [rational] than Anatole, so his co-workers value his advice a lot more.
06. The supposed [rationale] of this government's tax cut is that more money in people's pockets will help to stimulate the economy.
07. Titus [rationalizes] cheating on his income tax by saying that everyone is doing it.
08. Thales of Miletus taught that the universe is [rational], and that the human mind can understand why the universe works the way it does.
09. 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.
10. A California judge has ruled that there appears to be no [rational] purpose for denying marriage to gay couples.
11. 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].
12. The patient was behaving [irrationally] when brought in, and was found to have taken an overdose of some kind of drug.
13. Rocket developer Krafft Ehricke once said that man has no [rational] alternative but to expand the environmental and resource base beyond Earth.
14. 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.
15. Joan Curcio once observed that advances are made by those with at least a touch of [irrational] confidence in what they can do.
16. Millions of people suffer from persistent [irrational] fears called phobias.
17. Stonehenge was built according to some unknown astronomical [rationale] between 3000 and 1500 B.C.
18. Belief in religion requires a suspension of [rational] thought which I am not prepared to make.
19. He tried to [rationalise] his cheating by suggesting that the test itself was unfair.
20. 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.
21. In the seventeenth century, Bacon, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Liebniz and Newton established the foundations of modern science, mathematics, and [rational] thought.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rational — Ra tion*al (r[a^]sh [u^]n*al), a. [L. rationalis: cf. F. rationnel. See {Ratio}, {Reason}, and cf. {Rationale}.] 1. Relating to the reason; not physical; mental. [1913 Webster] Moral philosophy was his chiefest end; for the rational, the natural …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rational — rational, aux [ rasjɔnal, o ] n. m. • racionale XIIIe; lat. rationale ♦ Didact. 1 ♦ Antiq. Pièce d étoffe ornée de pierreries que le grand prêtre des Hébreux portait sur la poitrine. ⇒ pectoral. 2 ♦ (a. fr. livre rational « livre de raison »; lat …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rational AG — Rechtsform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN DE0007010803 Gründung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • raţional — RAŢIONÁL, Ă, raţionali, e, adj. 1. (Adesea adverbial) Conform cu principiile şi cerinţele raţiunii; care poate fi conceput cu ajutorul raţiunii. ♦ (În filozofia raţionalistă) Izvorât sau dedus din raţiune, considerat ca independent de experienţă… …   Dicționar Român

  • rational — rational, reasonable may be applied to men, their acts, utterances, or policies in the senses of having or manifesting the power to reason, or of being in accordance with what reason dictates as right, wise, or sensible. Rational usually implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rational — may refer to: * Rationality, a concept of reason * Rational number, a number that can be expressed as a ratio of two integers * Rational function, a mathematical function which can be written as the ratio of two polynomial functions * Rational… …   Wikipedia

  • Rational — steht für: das vernunftbegabte und somit rationale Handeln, siehe Rationalität Rational AG, größter Hersteller von Heißluftdämpfern Rational (Heatley Gresham), eine Automobilmarke Rational Software, ehemaliges Softwareunternehmen inzwischen von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rational — [rash′ən əl] adj. [ME racional < L rationalis < ratio: see REASON] 1. of, based on, or derived from reasoning [rational powers] 2. able to reason; reasoning; in possession of one s reason or sanity 3. showing reason; not foolish or silly;… …   English World dictionary

  • rational — ra·tio·nal / ra shə nəl/ adj 1: having reason or understanding 2: relating to, based on, or guided by reason, principle, fairness, logic, a legitimate state interest, or a consideration of fact age distinctions are not subject to strict scrutiny …   Law dictionary

  • Rational — (v. lat.), 1) vernünftig; 2) (Rationell), vernunftgemäß, auf Ergebnisse eigner Prüfung u. vernünftigen Gründen beruhend, daher theils dem positiven, theils dem blos empirischen u. praktischen entgegengesetzt, s. u. Rationalismus 1); 3) rational… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rational — Ra tion*al, n. A rational being. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English