argument (n.) 1
subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
1H4 II.ii.93 [Prince Hal to Poins] could thou and I rob the thieves ... it would be argument for a week
2H4 V.ii.23 [Warwick to Prince John] our argument / Is all too heavy to admit much talk
AW II.iii.7 [Parolles to Bertram and Lafew, of the King's cure] 'tis the rarest argument of wonder that hath shot out in our latter times
H5 III.vii.34 [Dauphin to Orleans, of his horse] It is a theme ... turns the sands into eloquent tongues, and my horse is argument for them all
KL II.i.8 [Curan to Edmund, of the news] they are yet but ear-kissing arguments
LLL III.i.103 [Armado to Mote] How did this argument begin?
MA I.i.236 [Don Pedro to Benedick] thou wilt prove a notable argument
Sonn 103.3 [] The argument all bare is of more worth / Than when it hath my added praise beside
Sonn 105.9 [] Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument
Sonn 38.3 [] thou ... pour'st into my verse, / Thine own sweet argument
Sonn 76.10 [] you and love are still my argument
Sonn 79.5 [] thy lovely argument / Deserves the travail of a worthier pen
TC II.iii.95 [Nestor to Ulysses] Then will Ajax lack matter, if he have lost his argument
TC II.iii.96 [Ulysses to Nestor, of Thersites] he is his argument that has his argument - Achilles [first instance; i.e. Achilles now has Thersites as an ongoing source of quarrelling]
Tim III.iii.21 [Sempronius to Servant, of being the last to be asked for help] it may prove an argument of laughter / To th'rest
TN II.v.146 [Malvolio reading the letter] Let thy tongue tang arguments of state