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 for reasonable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reasonable \Rea"son*a*ble\, adv.
     Reasonably; tolerably. [Obs.]
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           I have a reasonable good ear in music.   --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reasonable \Rea"son*a*ble\ (r[=e]"z'n*[.a]*b'l), a. [OE.
     resonable, F. raisonnable, fr. L. rationabilis. See Reason,
     n.]
     1. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason;
        rational; as, a reasonable being.
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     2. Governed by reason; being under the influence of reason;
        thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to
        the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just;
        rational; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men.
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              By indubitable certainty, I mean that which doth not
              admit of any reasonable cause of doubting. --Bp.
                                                    Wilkins.
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              Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
                                                    --Burke.
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     3. Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper;
        as, a reasonable demand, amount, price.
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              Let . . . all things be thought upon
              That may, with reasonable swiftness, add
              More feathers to our wings.           --Shak.
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     Syn: Rational; just; honest; equitable; fair; suitable;
          moderate; tolerable. See Rational.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reasonable
      adj 1: showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a
             sensible person" [syn: reasonable, sensible] [ant:
             unreasonable]
      2: not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable
         prices" [syn: fair, fairish, reasonable]
      3: marked by sound judgment; "sane nuclear policy" [syn:
         reasonable, sane]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "reasonable":
     acceptable, admissible, all there, allowable, apparent,
     appropriate, arguable, balanced, believable, bright, budget, cheap,
     clearheaded, clearminded, cogent, commonsense, compos mentis,
     conceivable, conceptive, conceptual, condonable, consequent,
     conservative, controlled, cool, coolheaded, credible, defensible,
     discreet, discursive, dispensable, down-to-earth, earthy, easy,
     economic, economical, economy, equitable, excusable, exemptible,
     expiable, fair, forgivable, frugal, hardheaded, healthy-minded,
     ideational, inexpensive, inoffensive, intellectual, intelligent,
     judicious, just, justifiable, knowing, legitimate, levelheaded,
     logical, low, low-priced, lucid, manageable, matter-of-fact,
     mentally sound, moderate, modest, noetic, nominal, normal,
     not so dumb, of sound mind, pardonable, philosophical, plausible,
     popular, positivistic, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic,
     proper, rational, realist, realistic, reasoned, remissible,
     restrained, right, sane, sane-minded, scientific, scientistic,
     secular, sensible, shabby, shoddy, sober, sober-minded, sophic,
     sound, sound-minded, sound-thinking, straight-thinking,
     strong-minded, suitable, temperate, tenable, thinking, together,
     token, tolerable, understanding, unexcessive, unexpensive,
     unextravagant, unextreme, unideal, unidealistic, unobjectionable,
     unromantic, unsentimental, venial, vindicable, warrantable,
     well-argued, well-balanced, well-founded, well-grounded,
     well-thought-out, wholesome, wise, within means, within reason,
     worldly, worth the money
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REASONABLE. Conformable or agreeable to reason; just; rational. 
       2. An award must be reasonable, for if it be of things nugatory in 
  themselves, and offering no advantage to either of the parties, it cannot be 
  enforced. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2096. Vide Award. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  REASONABLE, adj.  Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. 
  Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion.
  

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