argument (n.) 8
cause, reason [for a dispute]
AYL I.ii.268 [Le Beau to Orlando] Grounded upon no other argument
H5 IV.i.139 [Williams to disguised King Henry, of those who die in a battle] how can they charitably dispose of anything when blood is their argument? [or: sense 4]
Ham IV.iv.54 [Hamlet alone] not to stir without great argument
TC I.i.94 [Troilus alone] I cannot fight upon this argument [or: sense 5]
TC IV.v.26 [Menelaus to all] I had good argument for kissing once