lose reason

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lose reason

To become insensible; to lose the ability to think rationally or logically; to be unable to reason. A possessive pronoun can be used between "lose" and "reason." My brain was so addled with drugs that I completely lost reason. What is going on with the boss's decisions lately? It's like she's lost her reason.
See also: lose, reason

lose one's reason

Fig. to lose one's power of reasoning, possibly in anger. I was so confused that I almost lost my reason. Bob seems to have lost his reason when he struck John.
See also: lose, reason
References in classic literature ?
My unlucky companions having lost their reason, felt neither anxiety nor fear, and ate greedily all that was offered them.
These are not honorable men; they are brutish beasts who have lost their reason. They are villains and impenitent.
Thou art fled to brutish beasts/ And men have lost their reason".
But how can any established government with a long to-do list have possibly lost their reason to be?
Erdener said with the end of the Cold War, military zones inside the city limits have lost their reason for being.
Likewise, "Vision Stains" is a better idea than it is a realized story, although helmer Karim Hussain (who shot both his and two other installments) makes the most of its horror potential: A woman out to "preserve" the stories of women who have lost their reason to live uses a hypodermic to withdraw the fluid from their eyeballs, injecting it into her own to provide herself a window into their memories and pain.
Some Arab countries, which have turned blind and lost their reason, will also back Feltman in his attempts to achieve his aims." Jamalu concluded by saying "the race today is at its peak between people who are aware of what's going on around them and those who are oblivious.
One wonders, if one is not seeing a dream or the planners have lost their reason. Moreover, the infrastructure for health services can be established again by opening a network of well equipped dispensaries manned by trained staff with well equipped hospitals at tehsil and district headquarters.
'By this time he thought that he had made the most ghastly error in marrying my mother and I think that he thought they must have lost their reason adopting a child.
'O Judgement, thou hast fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason.' Julius Caesar.
Many trade magazines (present company excluded) have lost their vision, dampened their fires and, as a consequence, lost their reason for being.
Published by right-wing think-tank the Social Affairs Unit, it argues Britons have lost their reason and are obsessed with showing their feelings in public.
"The mainstream super-premium brands had real trouble because they lost their reason for being," he hypothesizes.