reason (n.)
account, version, explanation
AW III.i.10[Second Lord to Duke] The reasons of our state I cannot yield
AW III.i.2[Duke to Lords] now have you heard / The fundamental reasons of this war
Cor V.vi.59.1[Third Conspirator to Aufidius, of Coriolanus] After your way his tale pronounced shall bury / His reasons with his body
KL V.iii.83[Albany to Edmund] Stay yet; hear reason
Sonn.89.4[] Against thy reasons making no defence
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