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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.
His assessment of the situation is based on sheer emotion, not reason.
“But some of those kids can hardly read or write!” “All the more reason why they should get the best education on offer.”
The organizers said the event had been canceled “for reasons beyond their control.”
Due to reasons beyond our control, all flights are suffering delays.
George, for reasons best known to himself, was wearing a flower in his hair.
For some reason, they wouldn’t let me help them.
He’s lied to us before, so give me one good reason why we should believe him now.
I suppose she has her reasons for not joining us.
“Why did you ask him that?” “No reason.”
This is the American English definition of reason. View British English definition of reason.
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