IRRATIONAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IRRATIONAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  not using reason or clear thinking; illogical or insane
Classic Sentence:
1  No," said he, "I never said any thing so irrational.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
2  A duel is quite irrational, and no one expects it of me.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
3  Usually it loiters; but just when one has come to count upon its slowness, it may suddenly break into a wild irrational gallop.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
4  All that sounded extravagant or irrational in the progress of the reconciliation might have no origin but in the language of the relators.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
5  He had ceased drinking at a point below irrationality, and had neither stirred nor spoken during two or three hours.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  He was irrationally jealous over his daughters, especially over Kitty, who was his favorite.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 12
7  He did not know why he was so irrationally happy, for nothing was changed in his life or hers.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
8  In giving and accepting battle at Borodino, Kutuzov acted involuntarily and irrationally.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  We know that markets can get swept away in irrational waves of optimism and pessimism.
2  The rational and the irrational complement each other.
3  Such irrationality has its roots in unconscionable prejudice.
4  Thus in Britain the grounds for review are summarized as illegality, irrationality or procedural impropriety by the public agency being challenged.