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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARGUES

This is what she argues in behalf of her favourite Hickman, as well as for Solmes in your case.

It argues that if France was stricken with defeat, it was because she deserved punishment.

And, in the first place, let us see how he argues concerning piety.

The which thing, as I think, argues the very ne plus ultra of sympathy.

As he argues, we see his brown low shoe tapping on the floor.

A man arranges and argues from beginning to end, and is the slave of connection.

Judge Webb argues that Southampton 'took no notice' of the dedication.

Or maybe one of them cuts a class at school or argues with his teacher.

It will be seen that Cheke writes what he argues for, "clean and pure English."

He argues about everything, and is always blaming his fellow orderlies.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to make reasoned statements to prove or refute a proposition," from Old French arguer "maintain an opinion or view; harry, reproach, accuse, blame" (12c.), from Latin argutare "to prattle, prate," frequentative of arguere "make clear, make known, prove, declare, demonstrate," from PIE *argu-yo-, from root *arg- "to shine, be white, bright, clear" (see argent). Meaning "to oppose, dispute" is from late 14c. Related: Argued; arguing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.