President Obama has been characteristically eloquent in his reasoning.
One short passage (just 10 sentences) in their judgment spells out their reasoning for doing so.
They say I was demoted for financial reasons, but their reasoning and their examples keep changing.
He believes in reasoning together, even with unreasonable people.
Their reasoning has already prevailed, and they are the perfect complements for one another.
The tenderfoot, struck by the logic of this reasoning, fell silent.
She was not a woman in the habit of reasoning, and had no conception of the difficulties in his way.
I wondered by what mysterious train of reasoning he had arrived at this conclusion.
There was no reasoning which could help him in the midst of that puzzle.
Not that his permanent, reasoning self was disloyal to Giuditta.
late 14c., "exercise of the power of reason; act or process of thinking logically;" also "an instance of this;" verbal noun from reason (v.).
c.1200, "intellectual faculty that adopts actions to ends," also "statement in an argument, statement of explanation or justification," from Anglo-French resoun, Old French raison "course; matter; subject; language, speech; thought, opinion," from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "reckoning, understanding, motive, cause," from ratus, past participle of reri "to reckon, think," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English rædan "to advise; see read (v.)).
Meaning "sanity; degree of intelligence that distinguishes men from brutes" is recorded from late 13c. Sense of "grounds for action, motive, cause of an event" is from c.1300. Middle English sense of "meaning, signification" (early 14c.) is in the phrase rhyme or reason. Phrase it stands to reason is from 1630s. Age of Reason "the Enlightenment" is first recorded 1794, as the title of Tom Paine's book.
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.