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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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"I am pleased the IRS has listened to reason and has scrapped this plan," Roberts said in a statement.
The suspect finally listened to reason and complied.
Public accounts committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said: "This is good news for citizens and it is good that the Government has listened to reason and relented."