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English Reference for riyuu (りゆう)

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noun reason, pretext, motive
Example sentences
For this reason, the credibility of the book's authors rests on the credibility of their sources
He explained the reason at length
When children are ordered to do a certain thing by such adult standards, they frequently refuse to follow the instructions for no other reason than that they have been told to do so
His reason for not going is still unclear
Each person has various reasons for going on a trip abroad
That was the reason which prevented them from coming with me
The crocodile, which produces only male young in hotter weather, might die out too because there will be no females to breed
The committee rejected the proposal on the ground that it was impractical
That accounts of her delay
She indicated her reasons to us
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