reasonable


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reasonable \Rea"son*a*ble\, adv.
   Reasonably; tolerably. [Obs.]
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         I have a reasonable good ear in music.   --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reasonable \Rea"son*a*ble\ (r[=e]"z'n*[.a]*b'l), a. [OE.
   resonable, F. raisonnable, fr. L. rationabilis. See Reason,
   n.]
   1. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason;
      rational; as, a reasonable being.
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   2. Governed by reason; being under the influence of reason;
      thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to
      the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just;
      rational; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men.
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            By indubitable certainty, I mean that which doth not
            admit of any reasonable cause of doubting. --Bp.
                                                  Wilkins.
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            Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
                                                  --Burke.
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   3. Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper;
      as, a reasonable demand, amount, price.
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            Let . . . all things be thought upon
            That may, with reasonable swiftness, add
            More feathers to our wings.           --Shak.
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   Syn: Rational; just; honest; equitable; fair; suitable;
        moderate; tolerable. See Rational.
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