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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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to stay as focused as they can and to do everything within reason that will help to implement these sanctions," she said.
Within reason, they do what they have to do to make a living.
Extend the holding period for as long as possible, and minimize the frequency of sales as much as possible, within reason.
Rationalizations offer suspects the opportunity to make their crimes appear socially acceptable, or within reason, based on the circumstances at the time of the incident.
Imagine the look on Peter's face when Jesus replies, in all seriousness, "Seventy-seven times." Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors--but within reason!
I get to shoot when I want, and within reason, how I want.
Under the terms of the provision, stronger airlines are obliged, within reason, to accommodate travellers whose plans are disrupted by another airline going out of business, but the requirement concerns only seats that are available and only on overlapping routes, reports Reuters.
What are the changes, what do they cost, and are they within reason? Also, you have to look at the qualities of the foam.
But when the public purse is involved, every effort must be made to keep that expense within reason.
As a disabled driver with a blue badge, I have always understood one can park anywhere, within reason. Is Asda discriminating against disabled drivers?
Discipline is OK to a certain extent, but this has to be within reason.