argument (n.)
discussion, debate, dialogue
AW III.v.58[Helena to Diana, of herself] In argument of praise ... she is too mean / To have her name repeated [i.e. in any discussion of her praise]
KJ I.i.36[Queen Eleanor to King John, of uniting England and France] With very easy arguments of love
LLL V.ii.84[Boyet to ladies] Love doth approach disguised, / Armed in arguments
MA II.iii.51[Don Pedro to Balthasar] if thou wilt hold longer argument, / Do it in notes
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