without reason


: without having a reason for something
You can be fired without reason.

Examples of without reason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parents told me of both insurance plans and obstetricians skeptical of a powerful new medication never tested in pregnant women—and not without reason. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 19 Mar. 2024 Up to this point, much of the attention on AI and elections has focused on deepfakes, and not without reason. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 31 Jan. 2024 But when a large amount of cash is found in Ali’s wallet — money that his Turkish immigrant parents insist was meant for the purchase of a gift — accusations of racial profiling are slung, and not without reason. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2024 There has been much talk of risk centered on credit cards and offices, and not without reason. Telis Demos, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2023 From the menus that double as hip-hop album covers that serve as a nod to Gaston’s deep love for music, to the names of the drinks (see: Thug Passion Fruit Juice), to the stylish merch items with her signature love without reason mantra emblazoned on them. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 31 Aug. 2023 In addition, the company can terminate the plan at year-end without reason and with six months’ notice. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 19 July 2023 What’s not in the data: Informal evictions Informal evictions, which can include lockouts, extreme rent increases, or terminating a lease without reason, could be as common as formal evictions, according to Eviction Lab. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 19 July 2023 While many investors don’t need much encouragement to stay invested after a hot streak, the skeptical minority is conditioned to expect the opposite, and not without reason. WSJ, 19 July 2023

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“Without reason.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20reason. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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