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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv unreasonably to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation "his prices are unreasonably high"
    • adv unreasonably not in a reasonable or intelligent manner "she reacted unreasonably when she learned she had failed"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unreasonably In an unreasonable manner; contrary to reason; foolishly; excessively; immoderately.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Unreasonably in an unreasonable manner: excessively
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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:

So Mr. Woods lost his heart on a fine spring morning and was unreasonably elated over the fact.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
Opposite to this Folly is another no less unreasonable, and that is the Impertinence of being always in a Hurry.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
In matters of the soul, man shows himself unreasonable and immoderate.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
There are several peculiarities, all unreasonable, many ridiculous, attending the demeanour of a man in love.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
But boys, when they are ill-humored, and dispute, are always unreasonable and foolish.
"Rollo at Play" by Jacob Abbott
And anomalies accustom the mind to the idea of unreason and untruth.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
Besides, it would be unreasonable to expect his lordship to die also.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
Her father may reject me; but he will be very unreasonable if he is angry with me.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
You imagined then it was his mad love for you which caused his unreasonable jealousy.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Opposition is destroyed by force, and often blind, cruel, unreasoning force.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
Opposite to this Folly is another no less unreasonable, and that is the Impertinence of being always in a Hurry.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
I had the unreasonable suspicion that they had followed me to see my humiliation.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
It was unreasonable that a man should live who had acted in such a way and who had been so cut about by the doctors.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Once more the change puzzled her, perhaps unreasonably.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
They are counterfeit consciences, the one dishonest, the other unreasonable.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
And I was so unreasonable as to ask you to come all this way.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Am I unreasonable if I remember it?
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
And it was not merely by the sarcastic method that Swift exposed the unreasonableness of loving and having children.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
There need not be any unreasonable bitterness between them.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Applying all the most unreasonable arguments in support of his belief.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Is Reason so aloof, aloft,
It doth not 'gainst itself rebel,
And are not Reason's reasonings oft
By Reason proved unreasonable?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
My attorneys, off the Strand;
One from COPPERBLOCK, my tailor -
My unreasonable tailor -
One in FLAGG'S disgusting hand.
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then "Where is God? and where is aid?
Or what good end of these?" she said;
"Is there no God or end at all,
Nor reason with unreason weighed,
Nor force to disenthral
Weak feet that fall?
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
A word out of season
Of vapid unreason
May seem mere political twaddle at best;
But this thing needs abatement
If, with each wild statement
It mean's that a cool quarter million's gone West.
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis
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
Yet, though treason and fierce unreason should league and lie and defame
and smite,
We that know thee, how far below thee the hatred burns of the sons of
We that love thee, behold above thee the witness written of life in
"England CXVII" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Lafayette's Nova Monda teams up with Unreasonable fellow to sell Liberian chocolates.
Unreasonable Institute fellow Sheikh Abu Turay started his own chocolate company in Liberia.
For setting a completely unreasonable goal for her business.
The anxious bride-to-be, with four months until the big day, is beginning to get unreasonable.
VIDALIA — Even after two straight years of dry and unreasonably hot weather, Concordia Parish rice farmers are doing better than they expected.
You want your employees to perform at their best, but there's a fine line between being a tough boss with high expectations and being an unreasonable jerk.
Savings Plan Places Unreasonable Burden on Staff.
A decade after terrorists targeted the Pentagon, it is unreasonable to think that Washington can be swiftly evacuated if they strike again, evidence and experts agree.
But the Illinois Supreme Court says 20 years was "unreasonably excessive".
A South African court ruled Thursday that officials "unreasonably delayed" a decision about whether to grant the Dalai Lama a visa for a planned 2011 trip, largely out of fears of angering the Chinese government.
The author describes why statistical significance would impose an unreasonable burden on manufacturers.
Strip search ruling is unreasonable .
Wal-Mart appeals ' unreasonable ' $1.2M award in ex-employee lawsuit.
Q&A: Unreasonable Rocket's Paul Breed.
Nearly Half of Employees Said They Have Worked for Unreasonable Managers.

In science:

The basic idea behind the BLM scale choice is that a large part of the NLO corrections come about because in the LO calculation the scale choice for αs was unreasonable.
Small x Phenomenology: Summary and Status
Eq. 3.10, for However, the prefactor in the overhead in the number of spins is n/k ≈ 1/ǫ2 small ǫ0 ), which is unreasonably high (about 109 ) for thermally equilibrated nuclear spins at room temperature with current magnetic field strengths.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The return value is a unique integer that acts as the identifier for the particular star that has been created. A negative return value will signal an error (e.g. not enough storage left; unreasonable initial conditions provided; or some other internal error in the stellar evolution module).
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
Let us assume for simplicity that there are two QSO populations of comparable size: normal QSOs and reddened QSOs with an intrinsic dust reddening equivalent to EB−V = 0.5 – a not unreasonable level in a dusty system – implying an extinction of about 2 mag in the B -band (assuming a galactic extinction curve).
QSOs from the variability and proper motion survey in the M3 field
It is mildly recursive in nature, of unknown theoretical complexity but in practice not unreasonably slow.
Computation in Coxeter groups II. Minimal roots
However, it is still unreasonable to assume that an agent knows the information of all other agents.
Global Optimization of Minority Game by Smart Agents
An error of 0.01 dex for the gf -values of the ∆v = 0 sequence is not unreasonable.
A Low Solar Oxygen Abundance from the First Overtone OH Lines
However, by means of this simple example, Bell showed that von Neumann’s assumption of expectation additivity was unreasonable for (hypothetical) dispersion-free states.
Extreme Test of Quantum Theory with Black Holes
Preaccelerative solutions are generally considered physically unreasonable, and postaccelerative solutions also seem physically questionable.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
Figure 5 shows that this extrapolation is not unreasonable, given that the LIRG population (probably showing similar properties at all redshifts) dominates our sample (in number of sources) from z ∼ 0.8 up to z ∼ 2.0.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen were aware of a way out of the above theorem but they rejected it as unreasonable.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
It is then not unreasonable that a result from a two body problem which sets the scale of the extension of the two body bound system, is of relevance also in a multi-body environment provided the latter is not too dense.
Scales Set by the Cosmological Constant
The best-fit value of z0 for the larger disk scale length is only 80 pc, and corresponds an unreasonably thin disk.
Testing the Self-Consistency of MOND With Three-Dimensional Galaxy Kinematics
Complicated events that would consume unreasonable time at higher levels are promptly vetoed in two different ways.
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
This is a rather crude treatment, though not unreasonable while statistical errors dominate.
Null tests of the Standard Model at an International Super $B$ Factory