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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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At the end of a month he said it looked as though M'Leod, thanks to him, were really going to listen to reason. I was many pounds out of pocket, but I had learned something of Mr.
'The long term and lasting solution to this deep-seated antagonistic relationship between the warring factions depend on the willingness of those involved to listen to reason and give peace a chance.
"If the Sultan of Brunei will not listen to reason and compassion, we believe the British Government should sever all diplomatic, economic and military ties with the regime.
I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to make the Government listen to reason. But I won't give up.
"We put our faith in the Government to listen to reason and value the workers here, who all have a wealth of experience.
The reluctance of the Americans to listen to reason shows that Washington decided to crush the treaty a long time ago, he charged.
Charter Schools solved all of these problems through flexible governance and funding structures but unfortunately the Government wont listen to reason.
He doesn't listen to reason, he doesn't listen to advice, he doesn't want dialogue, he represses the opposition and he does not accept the reality that the formulas he has applied are failing.
"Total refuses to listen to reason and persists in wanting to drill near this unique reef, at the risk of destroying it," Francois Chartier, head of Greenpeace's Oceans campaign, said in a statement.
'In that regard, we are encouraged that even at this late stage that policymakers were willing to listen to reason and take into account the overwhelming and indisputable scientific evidence that this substance is not harmful to human health.'
I am glad to say Mr Smith did listen to reason. He accepted there were many possible causes of his dog's illness and allowed us to examine and X-ray his dog.
According to the minister's son Anand Kumar, the miscreants called them up thrice and threatened them, refusing to listen to reason.