• WordNet 3.6
    • adv unreasoningly in an unreasoning visceral manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unreasoningly In an unreasoning manner; without reasoning or reflection.
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  • Wyndham Lewis
    “No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.”
  • William M. Thackeray
    “People hate as they love, unreasonably.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.”
  • Sir Robin Day
    Sir Robin Day
    “Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rather than the intellect.”


In literature:

She considered till it became not too unreasonably early to get up.
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
She was as pretty as you please, but utterly unreasonable.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
To except any one in particular must appear highly unreasonable.
"A Treatise of Human Nature" by David Hume
Yet this, upon closer consideration, he gave up as unreasonable.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Therefore, unreasoning but sure, he began to follow the old trap line into the north and west.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
All passionate people are unreasonable; Some orators are passionate.
"The Game of Logic" by Lewis Carroll
Then he smiled at this childish, persistent, and unreasonable desire.
"Strong as Death" by Guy de Maupassant
I know it's unreasonable; I cant explain; but I had such a strong instinct that you would cure him.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by George Bernard Shaw
He was very cross with himself because he knew how unreasonable was his anger.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
It would not be a bit less unreasonable than the other.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
It was rather the unreasoning animal anger against the person who had given him pain.
"A Siren" by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
He had allowed his niece considerable liberty, and now she was unreasonable.
"The Golden Lion of Granpere" by Anthony Trollope
Lady Rotherwood would be in town, and might be trusted to have no unreasonable expectations.
"The Long Vacation" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Already a slight, unreasonable jealousy was coloring his thoughts.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Now I don't want to be unreasonable.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The feeling was wholly unreasonable, of course.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
It had also deadened her feeling of acute, unreasoning anger with Godfrey.
"Love and hatred" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
When he warned her against Henley, it sounded unreasonable.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
These statements are so unreasonable and appalling they refute themselves.
"The Universe a Vast Electric Organism" by George Woodward Warder
Her unreasoning opposition distressed him, but resentment was quite out of the question.
"The Best Policy" by Elliott Flower

In poetry:

Yet never by faith's unreason
A saintlier soul was tried,
And never the harsh old lesson
A tenderer heart belied.
"The Minister’s Daughter" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In our unreason and unrest,
How little know we what is best!
How little can explore the deep
Whence emanates our weal and woe!
But this we feel, and this we know,
"God giveth His beloved sleep."
"Hymn In our unreason and unrest" by John Bowring
Must come and bide. And such are we —
Unreasoning, sanguine, visionary —
That I can hope
Health, love, friends, scope
In full for thee; can dream thou'lt find
Joys seldom yet attained by humankind!
"To An Unborn Pauper Child" by Thomas Hardy
Said Smith: "I'm glad my wife's no beauty,
For if a siren's charm she had,
And stinted her domestic duty,
I fear that she would drive me mad:
For I am one of those sad fellows
Who are unreasonably jealous."
"Three Wives" by Robert W Service
From her full breast we drank of joy and mirth
And gave to her a boy's unreasoned heart,
Wherein Time's fullness was to bring to birth
Such passionate allegiance that to part
Seemed like the passing of all light on earth.
"Ave, Mater - atque Vale" by William Noel Hodgson
Then that venerable warner disappeared around a corner,
And the season of unreason having also taken flight,
All the cheeks of men were burning like the skies to crimson turning
When Aurora Borealis fires her premises by night.
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

The KC Real Estate Tax Senior Assessor overseeing valuation of MISD schools pointed out this past week that it is not unreasonable to expect well-maintained schools to provide useful service for over 100 years.
Leaders should be eager to find other ways — without putting taxpayers at unreasonable risk — to help realize all the benefits of private train service between Orlando and Miami.
'It's not unreasonable for people to expect peace and quiet after a certain time.'.
If lies, unreason and foolishness picked the president, Obama would be a one-term president.
People see you as sort of odd and pathetic and unreasonable.
I happen to know an unreasonable man.
Neither was the poetic version George Bernard Shaw referred to when he talked of the unreasonable man's link to all progress.
The $0.50 Blu-ray premium isn't unreasonable.
I don't criticize him, and he lets me know when he thinks I'm being unreasonable.
In fifth suit, carrier cites unreasonable proof by experts of impairment.
) the defendant's conduct created an unreasonable risk of causing emotional distress.
Unreasonable Doubt and When the Sun Shone Brighter.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against two Olmsted County sheriff's deputies accused of conducting an unreasonable strip search .
Lately, it seems that I'm surrounded by thoroughly unreasonable people.
I started the day reading an except from Share Our Strength founder Billy Shore's upcoming book, The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men, posted on John Hopkins Carey Business School's website.

In science:

However, the hadron density which causes the suppression in the model may be unreasonably high.
Signatures of Quark-Gluon-Plasma formation in high energy heavy-ion collisions: A critical review
In section 4 we discuss the unreasonably high energies macroscopic warp bubbles would need.
On the (im)possibility of warp bubbles
On the other hand, the energy densities are still unreasonably large, and the spacetime has structure with sizes only a few orders of magnitude above the Planck scale.
On the (im)possibility of warp bubbles
This is experimentally unreasonable as the spread of the neutrino momentum must be at least as large as the momentum spread of the source (pion, muon) wave packet, which is expected to be ∼ 1 − 10 MeV.
Summary of the NOW'98 Phenomenology Working Group
In Witten’s scenario, this scale is identified with the fundamental scale of quantum gravity and it seems unreasonable to use any sort of effective field theory description to describe this situation.
M Theory and Cosmology
At scales 100 Mpc/h, which are unaffected by non-linear gravitational evolution, the bias factor is unreasonably high (its value depends on string decay products); but this is a less severe problem than for global defects.
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies: Inflation versus Topological Defects
The difference between the theoretical and the observed p-mode frequencies increases rapidly with frequency (see fig. 1) and a shift of ∼ 20µHz at about 6 mHz is perhaps not unreasonable.
Source depth for solar p-modes
This requirement, however, is still unreasonably strong since there are relations that are easy to satisfy even in the Random Oracle Model.
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
This is not unreasonable given that all the systems discussed are thought to be ultra-compact, but we note that irradiation may affect the stability of disks extending beyond 109 − 1010 cm from the central neutron star, depending on their geometry (e.g.
Hydrogen-Poor Disks in Compact X-Ray Binaries
This is a not unreasonable-looking expression.
Classical Radiation of a Finite Number of Photons
It is not unreasonable to also hope that quantum complexity can significantly contribute to the understanding of classical complexity in unexpected ways; A puzzling example in which quantum arguments are used in order to prove an entirely classical result in the area of locally decodable codes was recently found.
Quantum NP - A Survey
This leads to an unreasonably large enhancement of the fission channel.
Evaluation of the total photoabsorption cross sections for actinides from photofission data and model calculations
If this trend continues, we may expect that for B2k the dimension at which the coefficient becomes negative will decrease for higher orders and it is not unreasonable to expect that B8 will be negative for D = 5 and possibly even D = 4.
Negative virial coefficients and the dominance of loose packed diagrams for D-dimensional hard spheres
It seems unreasonable that it should be zero since the front presumably requires a supply of energy to continue moving. A finite value for the integrated flux requires that the power of ω (t2 ) in (65) is zero.
Non-stationary Spectra of Local Wave Turbulence
Axis ratio is also closer to results of numerical calculations, and stability indicator Ek /|Eg | isn’t unreasonably high.
Analytical approximation for the structure of differentially rotating barotropes