Origin of reasonable
Synonyms for reasonable
Related Words for reasonablyintelligently, fairly, justly, rationally, honestly, logically, wisely, judiciously, sensibly, calmly, moderately, prudently, sanely, agreeably, plainly, soberly, understandably, soundly, evenly, gently
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Contemporary Examples of reasonably
But what he did was reasonably brave and freighted with all the symbolism of which he was well aware.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
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And largely considered to have been, to those who can still remember, a successful and reasonably popular one.Be the Smarter Bush Brother, Jeb: Don’t Run!
December 17, 2014
“There will be flashbacks to that day, but I think it will be a reasonably abstract performance,” Berger said.The My Lai Massacre Inspires an Opera
December 17, 2014
Leo and Jorge might reasonably have assumed that the matter had been put to bed.Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?
December 8, 2014
And from that moment on, Sabrina knew things were going to be reasonably all right.How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out
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Historical Examples of reasonably
So she sat on the edge of the bed and began to talk quietly, plainly, reasonably.
I am reasonably certain that I never shall have a letter to answer.
The fourth day was bright and clear, and the sea was reasonably calm.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
What, in fact, can we at all reasonably expect from a Halleck!Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
It may reasonably be asked if the tale is told, or if any MSS.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
c.1300, "having sound judgment, sane, rational," from Old French raisonable, from Latin rationabilis, from ratio (see reason (n.)).
What the majority of people consider to be 'reasonable' is that about which there is agreement, if not among all, at least among a substantial number of people; 'reasonable' for most people, has nothing to do with reason, but with consensus. [Erich Fromm, "The Heart of Man," 1968]
Meaning "moderate in price" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Reasonably.
see beyond a (reasonable) doubt.