REASON in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REASON
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
reason
 n.  a cause, explanation
 v.  think or argue in a logical manner
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It seems to me, Stamford," I added, looking hard at my companion, "that you have some reason for washing your hands of the matter.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  I imagined at the time that he had some strong reason for not alluding to it, but he soon dispelled the idea by coming round to the subject of his own accord.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
4  If my view of the case is correct, and I have every reason to believe that it is, this man would rather risk anything than lose the ring.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
5  Whatever the reason, Ferrier remained strictly celibate.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
6  In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backwards.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
7  In the every-day affairs of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so the other comes to be neglected.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
8  And now came the great question as to the reason why.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
9  If he had been one there was no reason to believe that he had ceased to be.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
10  There was no reason to suppose that he was going under an assumed name.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
11  They had all the more reason for doing so because the news of their defeat had spread across the countryside and made the animals on the neighbouring farms more restive than ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
12  He did not give any reason for having changed his mind, but merely warned the animals that this extra task would mean very hard work, it might even be necessary to reduce their rations.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
13  But they saw now that the Commandment had not been violated; for clearly there was good reason for killing the traitors who had leagued themselves with Snowball.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
14  The animals saw no reason to disbelieve him, especially as they could no longer remember very clearly what conditions had been like before the Rebellion.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
15  For a long time there had been rumours--circulated, he had reason to think, by some malignant enemy--that there was something subversive and even revolutionary in the outlook of himself and his colleagues.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  I'd like to know the reason why you're so late.
17  You are the reason why I became stronger.
18  Forget all the reasons why it won't work, and believe the one reason why it will.
19  The reason why a great man is great is that he resolves to be a great man.
20  There's no reason why you can't have a perfectly normal child.
21  Custom without reason is but ancient error.
22  A man without reason is a beast in season.
23  If a woman is not sexy, she needs emotion; if she is not emotional, she needs reason; if she is not reasonable, she has to know herself clearly.
24  The problems grew complicated beyond all reason.
25  Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
26  There is no reason why they cannot see off the Republican challenge.
27  Remember, the brick walls are there for a reason.
28  As already mentioned, the legislation does not consider low pay as an acceptable reason for turning down a job.
29  The most important reason for coming to university is to work for a degree.
30  The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds, by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes, by instinct.