Usage examples for irrational

  1. The proprietor was tired of his irrational tenants, and wished for better doctrine. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  2. The pages against divorce and civil marriage, even granting that they point to the right judgment in these matters, express it with a vehemence that is irrational, and in the dialect, not of a statesman, but of an enraged Capucin. – Burke by John Morley
  3. What considerations rendered departure not irrational? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  4. I could imagine that those dancing men might indeed be dancing dervishes, with their heads going round in a more irrational sense than their bodies. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  5. But there are more irrational numbers than there are whole numbers or fractions. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  6. Indeed, he often receives a quite irrational sentence in a police court by saying he will do it on his head. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  7. Among you indeed, nought provoketh war or awakeneth strife, but either an irrational impulse of anger, or an insane lust of glory, or the covetous desire of possessing another man's lands and possessions. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  8. His statement was received with an irrational suspicion. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  9. He had opined that Christianity was irrational and had no scientific basis. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  10. Many, indeed, in us only, of which the rational animal had peculiar need; but you will find many common to us with irrational animals. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  11. I am irrational, I know, but I just don't care. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  12. So we end in an irrational reverence of that which is worthy of a real and rational reverence. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  13. But there is no such deeply- seated irrational opposition, which now sets Germans and English and French and Germans against each other. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  14. And, after all, was it not a millennium- the final triumph of science- the conquest of the irrational by the rational? – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  15. Her heart had lifted suddenly with an irrational, joyful hope. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  16. And then she called herself a middle- aged fool, to base such a structure of suspicion on a brief encounter in the street and on an idea, a fancy, a curious and irrational notion! – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. In an age of superstition and irrational religion, their minds were free and unhampered, and it was the dominant rational tone of their thought that enabled science to flourish in Pennsylvania. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  18. And I sought you with a kind of reluctance as though finding you would bring nearer the black irrational disaster that hung over us all. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  19. As Mr. Povey outlined his case she could not free herself from an entirely irrational sensation of sin; at any rate of special responsibility. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett