amenable to reason

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"Of course, if they are not amenable to reason, there may be trouble, and some of them and some of us will get hurt.
They are human beings, just like you and me, and they are amenable to reason. That is what distinguishes all of us from the lower animals."
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession.
On the other hand, the extremist religious separatist movement in the Chinese province Xinjiang needs a different treatment because such movements (as we have learnt to our cost in Pakistan) are not amenable to reason.
Ordinary westerners, on the other hand, were thrilled by a Kremlin boss who exuded charm, seemed amenable to reason and rendered meaningless the concept of a communist military threat.
It is reasonable to suspect that irritability, a short fuse, and frequent crying during the first few days following injury are a direct result of neurologic disruption, which are not amenable to reason and behavioral interventions.
If he becomes leader and the future incumbent of No 10, he will not be as amenable to reason as his predecessor, which could create tensions in government circles.
It requires that their proposals be subject to argument and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will.
The BSP should be amenable to reason. After the drubbing she got in UP, Mayawati's natural impulse will be to be in power or at least on the right side of it at the Centre.
And, while culture is a human construct, and therefore amenable to reason and change, we need to remember that human nature has been shaped by the irresistible workings of Darwinian evolution, and will therefore relentlessly assert itself in politics and economics wherever possible.
I offer these few remarks in the faint hope you are amenable to reason.
"It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will.