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The police asked her the reason for her visit.
Could you explain your reasons for choosing this particular course?
The reason why so many people caught the disease is still not clear.
The reason these cars are so expensive is that they are largely built by hand.
The woman cannot be named for legal reasons.
We can't take you all, for the simple reason that there isn't enough room in the car.
Our application was rejected, but the council gave no reason for its decision.
With plenty of orders coming in, there is reason for optimism about the company's future.
Is there any reason to believe that she isn't telling the truth?
There was every reason to expect that he would agree.
He has refused to pay, not without reason.
She has no reason to shout at you.
I can't see any reason for refusing their invitation.
He finally saw reason and gave me the gun.
Fortunately, reason prevailed and she did not marry him.
She had reason on her side.
Let your children have their freedom, within reason.
The organizers said the event had been canceled "for reasons beyond their control."
Due to reasons beyond our control, all flights are suffering delays.
This is the American English definition of reason. View British English definition of reason.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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