raisons d'être[ rey-zohn de-truh; French re-zawn de-truh ]SEE DEFINITION OF raisons d'être
Synonyms for raisons d'être
- raison d'être
- song and dance
- whole idea
- why and wherefore
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I conceive, therefore, that a novel which takes our daily sustenance as one of its themes has the best of all raisons d'etre.