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  1. rhyme or reasonnoun

    Logic. Common sense.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rhyme or reason

    Number or sense.

    I was promis’d on a time,
    To have reason for my rhyme;
    But from that time unto this season,
    I had neither rhyme nor reason. Edmund Spenser.

    The guiltiness of my mind drove the grossness of the foppery into a received belief, in despight of the teeth of all rhime and reason, that they were fairies. William Shakespeare.


  1. Rhyme or Reason

    Rhyme or Reason is a song from Eminems eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song concerns the abandonment by Eminem's father of his wife and Eminem when he was born. Produced by the album's executive producer Rick Rubin, the song contains samples of The Zombies' "Time of the Season" from their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. The song received positive reviews from music critics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhyme or reason in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhyme or reason in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rhyme or reason in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Ahmad:

    What we're challenging is the haphazard lack of legal procedure. There's no rhyme or reason to it.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    We’ll let the world decide, i was asking if there was some rhyme or reason that this type of distrust or discord will be created. And I know you’re not going to answer the question. I’m trying to make a point as to why.

  3. Karoline Leavitt:

    I need access to the platform, the fact that Twitter is suspending me for no rhyme or reason is insane.

  4. Ryan Seidemann:

    They float. They tend to go wherever the water goes. We’ve recovered them from yards, from levees, from underneath stairwells, there’s no rhyme or reason, really, to where they come to rest, and then it’s kind of our logistical problem to figure out how to get them out of there.

  5. Jim Vlahos:

    The cognitive dissonance between the minister of education insisting schools are safe and then shutting playgrounds down boggles the mind, there's no rhyme or reason to the outdoor closures.


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