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I do not say she reasoned thus, but her genius reasoned thus for her.

Poor K., who had reasoned all this out for himself and had come to the same impasse!

But, in this matter, her ward could neither be reasoned with nor persuaded.

He was quite earnest about it, and reasoned with me like a father; but I was determined not to yield.

But still, as he reasoned, he saw ever before him that blush and that smile.

They spoke English, and, after a fashion, reasoned in a crude sort of way.

There, half concealed by the draperies, he communed and reasoned with himself.

At that time had I reasoned with them, it would have been as drops upon a flame.

It was no reasoned impulse that made White Fang do what he then did.

"I don't believe I will ever say it," I reasoned doggedly to myself.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., resunmen, "to question (someone)," also "to challenge," from Old French raisoner "speak, discuss; argue; address; speak to," from Late Latin rationare "to discourse," from ratio (see reason (n.)). Intransitive sense of "to think in a logical manner" is from 1590s; transitive sense of "employ reasoning (with someone)" is from 1847. Related: Reasoned; reasoning.

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