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ree zuh nuh buhl nuhs

  • n  the state of having good sense and sound judgment
  • n  goodness of reason and judgment
    the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges
  • n  the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices
  • n  moderation in expectations
    without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!
  • n  the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person

  • Projecting an urbane reasonableness proves to be the theme of the day.
  • Obama may have to reassess some of his campaign rhetoric while firmly retaining his largehearted reasonableness.
  • Since then Japanese have loudly applauded Chiang's ''reasonableness," confessed their "satisfaction"' with the attitude of Huang Fu, chief of the North China Political Council.

  • Daniel Petrocelli in
    Daniel Petrocelli, Skilling's attorney, said: "The people who have been harmed by the bankruptcy have very strong feelings about the subject. But that does not shed much light on the reasonableness of the sentence Mr Skilling should receive."
  • Sharan Burrow in
    The question of whether six months is better than 14 weeks is a no-brainer,Ms Burrow told reporters. "But the international minimum standard is 14 weeks and in the spirit of reasonableness - given that 70 per cent of women don't have paid...
  • Martin J. Sullivan in Wall Street Journal
    That was less than a week before Mr. Sullivan told investors in December that AIG was "confident in our marks and the reasonableness of our valuation methods."

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