Now, within reason, Obama knows what to expect of each of them.
That was what Stephen wanted, and what he wanted, within reason, he should have.
It is all very well to be urged to suspect, for, within reason, nothing is easier.
You get everything you want, within reason, and certainly everything you need, for nothing.
I would wish her to be pious, within reason; not like her aunt, that would not be well.
within reason they'll trade anything we ask that isn't on the forbidden list.
Well, then, within reason, things might not prove so bad here.
I'll foot your expenses, whatever they are, so long as they are within reason.
You see, the folks in Victoria had moved on Eshelby, and the new man was doing what he could for us within reason.
within reason, a pregnant mother should follow her natural appetite and satisfy her dietetic longings.
c.1200, "intellectual faculty that adopts actions to ends," also "statement in an argument, statement of explanation or justification," from Anglo-French resoun, Old French raison "course; matter; subject; language, speech; thought, opinion," from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "reckoning, understanding, motive, cause," from ratus, past participle of reri "to reckon, think," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English rædan "to advise; see read (v.)).
Meaning "sanity; degree of intelligence that distinguishes men from brutes" is recorded from late 13c. Sense of "grounds for action, motive, cause of an event" is from c.1300. Middle English sense of "meaning, signification" (early 14c.) is in the phrase rhyme or reason. Phrase it stands to reason is from 1630s. Age of Reason "the Enlightenment" is first recorded 1794, as the title of Tom Paine's book.
early 14c., resunmen, "to question (someone)," also "to challenge," from Old French raisoner "speak, discuss; argue; address; speak to," from Late Latin rationare "to discourse," from ratio (see reason (n.)). Intransitive sense of "to think in a logical manner" is from 1590s; transitive sense of "employ reasoning (with someone)" is from 1847. Related: Reasoned; reasoning.