There are different degrees of rational expectation.
[From Logic, Inductive and Deductive by Minto, William]
She knew she was not being quite rational.
People did not view the matter rationally.
On this subject they spoke very rationally.
Love isn’t rational.
[From The Trufflers A Story by Merwin, Samuel]
It is one more appeal for a rational religion without stating what the rational religion is.
[From What and Where is God? A Human Answer to the Deep Religious Cry of the Modern Soul by Swain, Richard La Rue]
Is this a possible and rational conception?
His answer was: No, and it was a crushing blow to rationalism.
He seems to be a rational and knowing man.
He is never less than acceptably rational.
For pity’s sake let’s try to be rational.’
"It was a sober and a rational jealousy."
Rationalism is the mathematical theory of knowledge.
[From Systematic Theology (Volume 1 of 3) by Strong, Augustus Hopkins]
Rationalism judges correctly concerning the origin of the most important classes of ideas; empiricism concerning the sphere of their validity.
[From History of Modern Philosophy From Nicolas of Cusa to the Present Time by Armstrong, Andrew Campbell]
Rationalizing should not be styled the operation of tradition.
[From The Canon of the Bible by Davidson, Samuel]
Rationally I understood this perfectly, but I could not feel that there was imminent danger.
[From The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume II by Stillman, William James]
All rational considerations are forgotten.
[From The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War by Churchill, Winston]
And it is believed by many that Rationalism is spreading at the present day, and will eventually become common among thoughtful men.
[From The Truth of Christianity Being an Examination of the More Important Arguments For and Against Believing in That Religion by Turton, W. H. (William Harry)]
Arnold as the rationalizing critic, rather than the sympathetic admirer of a medieval saint.
[From The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries by Walsh, James J. (James Joseph)]
As a man, I ought to possess a cooler and more rationally balanced mind.
[From After the Storm by Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay)]
Before citing evidence, let us consider the subject from a rational point of view.
Endowed with rational ideas, pen in hand he can transmit them to his fellows far away, or to generations unborn.
[From The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, April, 1880 by Walker, Aaron]
For he now became a friendly and rational companion.
[From Prester John by Buchan, John]
He rationalized that his reason for shutting the window was to shut out the world, which to him was a bad place.
[From An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Sills, Steven David Justin]
He was a grave, quiet, rational man, not however devoid of some folly; as indeed what rational man is so devoid?
[From Orley Farm by Trollope, Anthony]
Helen was to marry rationally, with open eyes, a man who was her friend.
I believe the explanation rests on the fact that our common American way of eating nuts is not the rational way.
[From Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 17, 18, and 19, 1930 by Northern Nut Growers Association]
I hate a man that can't keep rational hours like other people!
If she had introduced you to me in a rational way, I should never have gone on so.
In this rational grammar of the art of oratory, I have given the rules of all the fine arts.
[From Delsarte System of Oratory by Alger, Abby Langdon]
It was not, in his view, a rational principle, but it was a natural and beneficial delusion.
[From Life of Adam Smith by Rae, John]
Joel's simplicity and frankness vanished, and with them his rationality.
[From Wildfire by Grey, Zane]
Law thus adapts the universe to be the residence of rational beings, and nothing else could.
[From Facts and fancies in modern science Studies of the relations of science to prevalent speculations and religious belief by Dawson, John William, Sir]
Man is many things, but he is not rational.
[From The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde, Oscar]
No rational intercourse with one to whom I had yielded up my heart so confidingly.
No rational man can doubt that he took this course in order to gratify the Governor-General.
[From Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays; Vol. (5 of 6) With a Memoir and Index by Macaulay, Thomas Babbington]
Popularity is his only rational and sure foundation.
[From Letters to His Son, 1752 On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman by Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of]
The rationality and philosophical truth of the mind-cure systems appeared to me irrefutable.
[From The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal by Carrington, Hereward]
The animal does rational things without an exercise of reason.
[From Ways of Nature by Burroughs, John]
The attitude is neither dignified nor even rational.
The causes of things fall under natural philosophy, arguments under rational, and actions under moral.
[From Seneca's Morals of a Happy Life, Benefits, Anger and Clemency by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus]
The deviations from "rational behavior" are not the wonderful cornucopia of human motivations you might imagine.
[From The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by Boyle, James]
The organization which assures unity of the combatants should be better thought out and more rational.
[From Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph]
The theology of the Deistic age is identical with Rationalism.
[From History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology by Hurst, J. F. (John Fletcher)]
Therefore, by the laws of rational magic, it is you to whom nothing is impossible.
[From The Sky Is Falling by Del Rey, Lester]
They stand above Rationalism, but not opposed to it.
Vincent's sagacity and temper to insure the adoption of a more rational and vigorous system.
[From The Influence of sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812, vol I by Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer)]
We might as rationally maintain that a sane man has a right to believe that two and two do not make four, as this theory of religious liberty.
[From The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851 by Various]
You've always been rational and analytical, old man.
[From The Cuckoo Clock by Barefoot, Wesley]
"His suspicions aren't rational."
"I trust I have more rational views—thanks to my good parents!"
As a philosopher he was one of the most brilliant exponents of modern rationalism.
[From A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year. Volume 2 (of 3) by Emerson, Edwin]
Finally the reaction came for something more simple and more in harmony with rational taste.
[From Royal Palaces and Parks of France by Mansfield, M. F. (Milburg Francisco)]
If rationalism meant being rational (which it hardly ever does) he might at every stage of his life be called a red-hot rationalist.
[From A History of the United States by Chesterton, Cecil]
In the case of Aristotle the ideal of rationality was conceived to determine the course of the cosmical evolution as its immanent final cause.
[From The Approach to Philosophy by Perry, Ralph Barton]
"Now, sir, if there be any rational solution of all this absurdity, I shall be very much obliged to you for a small glimmering of information."
[From Nightmare Abbey by Peacock, Thomas Love]
So we consider ourselves to be rational beings and guess that the bolides come from Jupiter!
[From Creatures of the Abyss by Leinster, Murray]
The rational spirit cannot for an instant rid itself of the idea of God.
[From Sermons to the Natural Man by Shedd, William G. T. (William Greenough Thayer)]
The library served, as usual, as drawing-room,—a very rational and agreeable plan.
The new school of historico-critical rationalism availed itself of every aid in the direction of scientific investigation.
They believe that we have two souls, one rational, the other irrational.
[From Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 In Chronological Order, Grouped in Four Periods by Guthrie, Kenneth Sylvan]
The soul is partly irrational, partly rational; and therefore there are two kinds of virtue.
This is not a war like other wars, with rational enemies; it is a hunt of wild beasts. . . .
[From The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Jordan, Charlotte Brewster]
Upon the common ground of rationalism and realism, Plato and Aristotle are complementary in temper, method, and principle.