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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act

reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
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made further I Seeing as the prisons are full, it stands to reason that it must be a soft touch.
It stands to reason that elderly people in wealthy, suburban Surrey are going to be more likely to use their Volvos than the number 16.
IT stands to reason that the lower down the football pyramid you go, the more odd things can seem.
Andy Gray, head of mortgages at Barclays, said: "With the cheapest ever mortgage deals offered to homeowners last year together with the fiercely competitive mortgage market it stands to reason that the average monthly mortgage payment was at its most affordable level in Coventry since 2005."
AS the population grows older and dementia becomes more prevalent then it stands to reason they are more vulnerable to thieves.
It stands to reason people, you can't pay a pittance and expect your neighbours to pay your way for the rest of your life.
As the Jewish Exponent, the paper based in the Philadelphia suburbs from which Fattal hails, reports, "While it stands to reason that Fattal's captors knew his religion or learned it during interrogations, his family did not want to take any chances and risk having information get out into the public sphere that could endanger their son even further.
Given the hurricane season we had in the past, it stands to reason that more hurricane shutters will find their way onto coastal homes this season than ever before.
It stands to reason that Queens, N.Y., the nation's most ethnically diverse county, would hold stories as rich as its ethnic makeup.
If we do that, then it stands to reason that we reduce our reliance on the other four principles," said Emal president and CEO Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei.
Australian Lambassador Sam Kekovich said: "The country itself was conceived on the back of a sheep, our heritage emanates from lamb, so it only stands to reason that it would be our national ish." (ANI)
So it stands to reason we should diversify the lineup for the Panamera as well.'