argument (n.)
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
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
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