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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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The religious and social figures also emphasized the need for wisdom, saying members of society should listen to reason and serve their country.
The Plenipotentiary urged the Houthis and militias former president Ali Abdullah Saleh to lay down arms and to listen to reason and logic, and to abandon the use of force, to pave the way for a comprehensive political solution that maintains the interests of the Yemeni people and stability in the region.
He said that if the drug suspects would not listen to reason, 'you know what to do.
Returning back he wanted to chance it over the top, saying that he might as well be bloody well shot as drowned, but I made him listen to reason, and when we arrived back at Battalion Headquarters his language had improved fifty per cent.
They are not prepared to listen to reason and that is unfortunate.
What really bothers me is these decisions are taken by people who have not been elected and do not listen to reason and the only way to stop them is by leaving the EU.
It was in 1998 that the dreadful New Labour government under the inexorable Tony Blair refused to listen to reason and removed Test Match cricket from the "Crown Jewels" - those sporting fixtures reserved for terrestrial television.
They said that the goal of the rally it to send a message to those who were misled into bearing arms to listen to reason and reject violence against their fellow Syrians, calling on all those who can influence gunmen to convince them of the error of their ways and talk them into abandoning arms.
Giannino did not wish to listen to reason and was adamant in his decision that he passed down to the 18 members" of the party's leadership organ.
Uddhav runs the party surrounded by a coterie, which does not listen to reason.
We advise our friend, Sheikh Ahmad Assir, to listen to reason and take into consideration the economic and psychological condition of the city's residents and to be aware of the danger of the [recent] developments and to announce that the road will be reopened," said Bassam Hammoud, an official at Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyya in the south.
While, to be sure, some new attorneys come out of school not knowing how to play nice in the sandbox, I am closing in on 20 years of practice, and almost uniformly I can attest that the most uncivil, cantankerous, and unwilling to listen to reason among us are, in fact, some of our longer-practicing members.