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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 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.
I just kept telling myself things should be fine as long as I listened to reason in my head, although as I sat at the table I was handed a disclaimer which besides saying that the responsibility was all mine, also said I must be in sound mental condition.