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Reason, vb. 1) to argue, to debate: “that makes me reasonless to r. thus,” Gent. II, 4, 198. “r. thus with life,” Meas. III, 1, 6. “rightly --ed,” Ado V, 1, 229. “to r. against reading,” LLL I, 1, 94. “this --ing is not in the fashion to choose me a husband,” Merch. I, 2, 23. “teach thy necessity to r. thus,” R2 I, 3, 277. “I must not have you henceforth question me whither I go, nor r. whereabout,” H4A II, 3, 107. “hear him but r. in divinity,” H5 I, 1, 38. “I will not r. what is meant hereby,” R3 I, 4, 94. “let's r. with the worst that may befall,” Caes. V, 1, 97. “I cannot r.” Hml. II, 2, 272. “why is this --ed?” Lr. V, 1, 28. With an accus. denoting the effect: “these fellows of infinite tongue, that can rhyme themselves into ladies' favours, they do always r. themselves out again,” H5 V, 2, 165. Transitively: “though the wisdom of nature can r. it thus and thus,” Lr. I, 2, 114. “r. not the need,” II, 4, 267.
2) to speak: “what are you --ing with yourself?” Gent. II, 1, 147. “are you mad, that you do r. so?” Err. III, 2, 53. “how fondly dost thou r.” IV, 2, 57. “I --ed with a Frenchman yesterday, who told me . . .,” Merch. II, 8, 27. too dull to r. of such goddesses, A“s” I, 2, 56. “our griefs, and not our manners, r. now,” John IV, 3, 29. “'tis a subject for a sovereign to r. on,” H5 III, 7, 38. “let's r. with him,” R3 I, 4, 165. “you cannot r. almost with any man that looks not heavily,” II, 3, 39. “with what a sharp-provided wit he --s,” III, 1, 132. “while we r. here, a royal battle might be won and lost,” IV, 4, 537. “we'll put you in manacles, then r. safely with you,” Cor. I, 9, 58. “r. with the fellow, where he heard this,” IV, 6, 51. “and r. coldly of your grievances,” Rom. III, 1, 55. “I am not very sick, since I can r. of it,” Cymb. IV, 2, 14. “my commission is not to r. of the deed, but do it,” Per. IV, 1, 84. Transitively: “this boy, that cannot tell what he would have, but kneels and holds up hands for fellowship, does r. our petition with more strength than thou hast to deny it,” Cor. V, 3, 176.
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