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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.
That one word, my dear Watson, should have told me the whole story had I been the ideal reasoner which you are so fond of depicting.
Such reasoners never compare the present state with that of the island only twenty years ago; nor even with that of Europe at this day; but they compare it with the high standard of Gospel perfection.
They are very bad reasoners, and vehemently given to opposition, unless when they happen to be of the right opinion, which is seldom their case.
I do hate the aristocratic principle of blood before everything, and do think that as reasoners the only pedigrees we ought to respect are those spiritual ones of the wise and virtuous, without regard to corporal paternity.
Less superficial reasoners among them wished to know who his father and grandfather were, observing that five-and-twenty years ago nobody had ever heard of a Bulstrode in Middlemarch.
Brom, who had a degree of rough chivalry in his nature, would fain have carried matters to open warfare and have settled their pretensions to the lady, according to the mode of those most concise and simple reasoners, the knights-errant of yore, -- by single combat; but lchabod was too conscious of the superior might of his adversary to enter the lists against him; he had overheard a boast of Bones, that he would "double the schoolmaster up, and lay him on a shelf of his own schoolhouse;" and he was too wary to give him an opportunity.
Scatamacehia, who currently serves as executive vice president at Sysco Food Services of Atlanta, replaces Chris Reasoner who recently was named president and chief executive officer of Sysco Food Services of Cleveland.
In brief: evaluative judgments are an adequate basis for reasoning only if the reasoner can endorse them from her own point of view; necessarily, a desirability judgment that fails this test is not among the agent's own judgments, and so it cannot figure among the constituents of her practical reasoning.
A methodology for acquiring and using general world knowledge about business for database design has been developed and implemented in a system called the Common Sense Business Reasoner, which acquires facts about application domains and organizes them into a hierarchical, context-dependent knowledge base.
Reasoner deal with 12:1-15:13 by writing predictably about obedient faith.