reason (n.)
alternative, choice, possibility
2H4 III.ii.320[Falstaff alone, of Shallow] If the young dace be a bait for the old pike, I see no reason in the law of nature but I may snap at him
TG II.iv.210[Proteus alone, of Silvia] when I look on her perfections, / There is no reason but I shall be blind
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