Definition of 'raison d'etre'
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His restlessness is his limitation and his raison d'être too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Can the trust rediscover its raison d'être? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no real raison d'être. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But its original raison d'être was a simple one, to keep you warm and dry while out walking on a day that was neither. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Violence is not their principal raison d'être. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These have become the raison d'être for the franchise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The raison d'être of policing has changed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As a raison d'être it lacks a certain something. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You have a raison d'être. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What is the raison d'être for Europe today? Times, Sunday Times (2015)That's the raison d'être of the vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It flies in the face not only of their responsibilities, but their deeper raison d'être. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Food and drink Became for us our raison d'être. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)But it's not my sole raison d'être. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With its original raison d'être gone, it could have crawled away and died. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The raison d'être of an Australia prop is to survive a game without letting anyone hit the target. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has little to do with investment or trade, the raison d'être of the previously successful forum. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I recall reading in some fashion magazine that there exist companies whose raison d'être is the predicting of what is about to be Cool. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Definition of raison d'etre from the Collins English Dictionary
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