reason englannista suomeksi
järjen käyttö, järkevyys
1996, (w), ''(w): Evolution and the Meanings of Life'', page 198:
- There is a reason why so many should be symmetrical: The selective advantage in a symmetrical complex is enjoyed by all the subunits(..)
A motive for an action or a determination.
1806, Anonymous, Select Notes to Book XXI, in, (w), translator, ''The (w) of (w)'', volume 6 (London, F.J. du Roveray), page 37:
- This is the reason why he proposes to offer a libation, to atone for the abuse of the day by their diversions.
1881, (w), ''(w)'', chapter 10:
- Ralph Touchett, for reasons best known to himself, had seen fit to say that Gilbert Osmond was not a good fellow(..)
1966, (w), ''(w)'' ((w) edition, (ISBN), page 14:
- I have forgotten the reason he gave for not travelling by air. I felt sure that it was not the correct reason, and that he suffered from a heart trouble which he kept to himself.
(quote-book)|publisher=William Heinemann|location=London|page=113|passage=The tremendous tragedy in which he had been involved - it was evident he was a fugitive from Weybridge - had driven him to the very verge of his reason.
1970, (w), ''On Violence'' (ISBN), page 62:
- And the specific distinction between man and beast is now, strictly speaking, no longer reason (the ''lumen naturale'' of the human animal) but science(..)
16th century (w), ''Lines on his Promised Pension''
- I was promised, on a time, To have reason for my rhyme.
- Geometrical Reasons
1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, ''The Adventure of the Speckled Band''
- "I had," said he, "come to an entirely erroneous conclusion which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data. (..)"
(RQ:Northup Twelve Years)
''I reasoned the matter with my friend.''
1901, Ralph Connor, ''The Man from Glengarry'' Chapter 9
- The talk was mainly between Aleck and Murdie, the others crowding eagerly about and putting in a word as they could. Murdie was reasoning good-humoredly, Aleck replying fiercely.
To support with reasons, as a request.
To persuade by reasoning or argument.
''to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan''
1816, Jane Austen, ''Emma'' ''Volume 2/Chapter 10''
- That she was not immediately ready, Emma did suspect to arise from the state of her nerves; she had not yet possessed the instrument long enough to touch it without emotion; she must reason herself into the power of performance; and Emma could not but pity such feelings, whatever their origin, and could not but resolve never to expose them to her neighbour again.
''to reason down a passion''
''to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon''