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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rationalise.

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Examples

  • There are feelings of guilt and emptiness even when, as a marathon runner rather than just a mother, she rationalises the need to be apart from Isla and her one-year-old son, Raphael.

    Olympic Games 2012: loneliness of the long-distance Paula Radcliffe

  • Lou rationalises these as the means by which he can pursue his plots and grudges, but clearly it is an addiction beyond his control or understanding.

    The Killer Inside Me

  • Henry Sidgwick typically rationalises, and shifts his ground when caught out in yet another blatant misrepresention.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But I suppose we can't expect any different from a loonie who defends and rationalises the horrors of the French revolution.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • SF rationalises the irrational, the fanciful, the fantastic, with its plausible scientific speculations and extrapolations, while in Fantasy and Horror those irrational elements are already rationalised by the unconscious/subconscious/preconscious mind, made sense of in their associations with desire and fear, the sense of wonder and the sense of the uncanny, rationalisations which may well play no small part in the subtextual psychodramas underlying even some of the hardest of hard SF novels.

    Why Do I Infernokrush?

  • I think SF, as a fiction which rationalises romance and romantices rationalism, is great at kicking off that sort of dialogue.

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  • CGT purposes from routine travel and private expenses, and rationalises currency rules by including foreign-denominated income into one basic system.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • CGT purposes from routine travel and private expenses, and rationalises currency rules by including foreign-denominated income into one basic system.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • CGT purposes from routine travel and private expenses, and rationalises currency rules by including foreign-denominated income into one basic system.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • CGT purposes from routine travel and private expenses, and rationalises currency rules by including foreign-denominated income into one basic system.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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