This will help you rationalize and accept your place here, I believe.
Herodotus of Heraclea struggled to rationalize mythology, and established chronology on a solid basis.
Deidre tried to sort through her emotions and rationalize them.
Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened … He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.
If he never had any sympathy with Herbert's intuitionalist principles in philosophy, he was no less eager, as he afterwards showed, than Herbert to rationalize in matters of religious doctrine, so that he may be called the second of the English deists, as Herbert has been called the first.
Their criticism amounts to nothing more than a crude attempt to rationalize the current legends and traditions connected with the founding of cities, the genealogies of ruling families, and the manners and customs of individual peoples.
Reason seeks ever to rationalize these, an attempt which seems to destroy yet really fulfils.
He didn't think he'd ever be able to rationalize that both Deidres had gone to Darkyn instead of trusting him without resentment.
As every attempt to rationalize nature implies a certain process of criticism and interpretation to which the data of sense are subjected, and in which they are, as it were, transcended, the antithesis of reason and sense is formulated early in the history of speculation.
"I guess if you live long enough you might kill someone," she said, trying to rationalize it.
What he couldn't quite rationalize: what he would've done if she hadn't gotten lucky and Darkyn didn't want his mate.
But the way in which he founded the leading Christian doctrines (after confessing his inability to rationalize them) on the arbitrary will of God was undoubtedly calculated to help in the work of disintegration.
Euhemerus of Messenia tried of old to rationalize the Greek myths by supposing that the Olympian gods were deified men.
But I hope I'd have the gumption not to rationalize my actions by pretending I believed what I did was right.
But this is equivalent to a confession that Scholasticism had failed in its task, which was to rationalize the doctrines of the church.
After the Renaissance, with its renewal of interest in Platonic studies, numerous attempts were made to rationalize the myth of Atlantis.
You can rationalize, trying to justify yourself in your own mind, but a violated conscience will not be easily convinced.
To rationalize this or any of the series misses the whole point of the religious history.
This was the long task essayed by Scholasticism; and, though the great Schoolmen of the 13th century refrained from attempting to rationalize such doctrines as the Trinity and the Incarnation, they were far from considering Theory of them as essentially opposed to reason.
Men must rationalize the universe.
6: Connexions of Lengths, Volumes and Weights -- This is the most difficult branch of metrology, owing to the variety of connexions which can be suggested, to the vague information we have, especially on volumes, and to the liability of writers to rationalize connexions which were never intended.
Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened â€¦ He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.
Hence, we need to rationalize the kinetic factors that can lead to the observation of metastable polymorphs.
rationalize core information systems and integrate back-office services.
rationalize anything with the rules they enforce randomly.
rationalize why Herb no longer belonged with his ' typical ' peers?
Formal equality of opportunity as characterized in this entry would not rationalize this legal policy.
And I do n't rationalize this away by saying the public are " sheep " .
rationalize away our sense of truth and correctness is this manner.
rationalize>just rationalizing that my OE harness will do fine for now.
Diageo also wanted to upgrade and rationalize core information systems and integrate back-office services.
We hear about sacrifice to the gods only when the boy 's parents rationalize the act to him.
Science can rationalize anything with the rules they enforce randomly.
Was the testing to provide the final ammunition to rationalize why Herb no longer belonged with his ' typical ' peers?
And I do n't rationalize this away by saying the public are " sheep ".
But if the terminology is arbitrary, we still cannot rationalize away our sense of truth and correctness is this manner.
This forms part of a wider initiative between central and local government to rationalize and streamline existing planning processes.
Some companies, however, rationalize the expense as a growth necessity and keep spending to bring in more customers.
If you obsess about making the original idea work and rationalize that you're demonstrating stick-to-itiveness, you're just denying yourself access to a better opportunity.
As much as the feedback may hurt, they don't try to rationalize what they're hearing or even worse, deny it.
Most of us buy clothes on impulse and we do not really rationalize our choices with our immediate requirements.
For instance, do not try and rationalize the purchase thinking that you will lose some weight and it will fit well then.
Once the clients understand how their thoughts may be irrational, the therapist tries to rationalize their fears.
No matter how you try to rationalize your actions, it is cheating.
Home gardeners may rationalize that the small bit of chemicals used in seed production cannot possibly transfer over to a mature crop.
An Air sign (Libra, Gemini and Aquarius) can rationalize just about anything.
They dismiss things as pure coincidence or seek to rationalize them with an on-the-spot explanation.
Some people may rationalize that "it's just a pen, they will never miss it, it's only worth a dime, and every one does it."
rationalize the act to him.
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