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sufficient reason

noun (philosophy)
the principle that nothing happens by pure chance, but that an explanation must always be available
the view that such an explanation is a reason for God to have chosen one alternative rather than another
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  • I dont see thats any sufficient reason for not attempting it.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • There was no trading at all, for the sufficient reason that no shares were to be had.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yet many could, for one sufficient reason or another, do none of these things.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • It is difficult to assign any sufficient reason for this conduct.

  • He had been scoring all day—sufficient reason for early retirement.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • That is not sufficient reason either for taking Czipra to wife.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • There may, however, in my case be sufficient reason for all this.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • Latterly, her illness had been sufficient reason for her seclusion.

    Eventide Effie Afton

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