reason (n.)
reasoning, argument
H8 V.i.50[Gardiner to Lovell, of the Council informing on Cromwell] forseeing those fell mischiefs / Our reasons laid before him
TC II.ii.117[Hector to Troilus] is your blood / So madly hot that no discourse of reason ... / Can qualify the same?
TC II.ii.24[Hector to Priam, of Helen] What merit's in that reason which denies / The yielding of her up?
TC II.ii.38[Troilus to Helenus] You fur your gloves with reason
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