One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘We would then have had something close to those masterpieces of calm truncation, moving and tantalising in equal measure, that Constant or Sartre have left us - journeys to the age of reason, or passion, that leave us at their threshold.’
- ‘This was the age of reason and enlightenment where science was fitting the heavens into the clockwork precision of mechanical, mathematical laws.’
- ‘The Enlightenment, the age of reason, being the high noon, the fulfilment of the ideals of humanism?’
- ‘It's all part of that whole godless scientific method, empirical data, age of reason, enlightenment lah-de-dah we hold so dear.’
- ‘This new age of reason during the 17th and 18th Centuries became known as the Enlightenment.’
- ‘The Romantic movement renewed the interest in the mad genius that had been cultivated by Renaissance Platonism but dampened by the age of reason.’
- ‘The publisher should consider adding a CD with pictures, animations, and PDF files of the major papers from the age of reason to the present.’
- ‘They in turn are associated with a mythology of liberation from oppression, an age of reason and democracy, the French Revolution and the start of the Enlightenment.’
- ‘The hopes of the age of reason had not been realized, and the European was faced with a crisis in his sense of historical identity.’
- ‘The principle is grounded on ideological and political reasons: the need to affirm territorial sovereignty, which evolved in the age of reason and was linked to the consolidation of modern States.’
2(especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the age at which a child is held capable of discerning right from wrong.
- ‘Luckily seven is the age of reason and my daughter was an asset not a burden when it came to cheering up Nana and Grandma.’
- ‘You get kids not understanding until they're at the age of reason.’
- ‘No more could they look outwards, to cinema, to fill their lives - they would turn inward, not as penitents, but as children turning six again, re-arriving at the age of reason and self-awareness.’
- ‘I have to keep remembering that even though he can sing the entire alphabet, the age of reason is still down the road a piece.’
- ‘But you are eight, practically at the age of reason.’
- ‘Some individuals take longer to attain the age of reason, but the older one gets, the more one cherishes the value of one's remaining years and lives more carefully.’
- ‘According to Bushnell, prior to the age of reason and choice, the child absorbs the parent's character willy-nilly.’
- ‘Sadly, my children are reaching the age of reason.’
- ‘Heard today it's someone's birthday, who's long the age of reason past’
- ‘You have reached the age of reason… but you try to pretend you are younger than you are.’
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