I rationalized myself right into his bed – right where I wanted to go.
The grisly scene leading to the condos likely dissuaded anyone from visiting, she rationalized.
"Because she's probably lonely, and I feel bad that we're the reason she doesn't date," Ashley rationalized.
"Sometimes people get hurt," she rationalized.
The final breakdown of scholasticism as a rationalized system of dogma may be seen in Nicolas (or Nicolaus) of Cusa (1401-1464), who distinguishes between the intellectus and the discursively acting ratio almost precisely in the style of later distinctions between the reason and the understanding.