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rational
 a.  consistent with; based on; using reason
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
2  In a fit of enthusiastic madness I created a rational creature and was bound towards him to assure, as far as was in my power, his happiness and well-being.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
3  Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36
4  Her breath, her skin, her lips, all flattered Elinor with signs of amendment; and Marianne fixed her eyes on her with a rational, though languid, gaze.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
5  But it's natural and rational that you should like it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
6  Your sister, Betsey Trotwood,' said my aunt, 'would have been as natural and rational a girl as ever breathed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
7  I tried to calm him, that we might come to something rational; but he got hotter and hotter, and wouldn't hear a word.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
8  I mix with all the neighboring landowners, who are cultivating their land on a rational system; they all, with rare exceptions, are doing so at a loss.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 27
9  That is from every point of view the most rational course for married people who find themselves in the position you are in.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 22
10  Birthdays are of no importance to a rational being.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 26
11  Yes, there they build in a rational fashion.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
12  The wish of procuring her regard, which she had assured herself of his feeling in Derbyshire, could not in rational expectation survive such a blow as this.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
13  I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
14  The farmer, by this time, was convinced I must be a rational creature.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
15  But when he heard my voice, and found what I delivered to be regular and rational, he could not conceal his astonishment.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Life, to be worthy of a rational being, must be always in progression.
2  Conventional economic and accounting theory tends to assume that the process involved is highly rational and orderly.
3  What I'd like us to do is put our cards on the table and discuss the situation in a rational manner.
4  The rational and the irrational complement each other.
5  It all seemed quite rational to me.
6  Priestley's rational outlook in science carried over to religion.
7  One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults.
8  Most rational people don't enjoy that kind of opinionated discourse since it achieves nothing but elevated blood pressure.
9  This was a meal bonus to supplement our meagre rations and kept our spirits up.
10  To me the most alarming feature of the siege is short rations.
11  Many receive government food rations, and about a quarter are living in welfare camps.
12  A fight broke out behind me as we lined up to receive our food rations.
13  He seemed to have lost the ability to think rationally.
14  The country cut the bread ration last year.
15  During the war, no one was allowed more than their ration of food, clothing and fuel.