Meanwhile Madonna has moved on reasoning that anything her husband can do, she can do better.
President Obama has been characteristically eloquent in his reasoning.
Why else, goes the reasoning, would Arab countries refuse to integrate Arabs, just as Israel absorbed Jewish refugees?
They say I was demoted for financial reasons, but their reasoning and their examples keep changing.
But when advocates like Maynard share their reasoning using more accurate language, Republicans are more prepared to listen.
The tenderfoot, struck by the logic of this reasoning, fell silent.
By some process of reasoning he blamed him for their present plight.
I wondered by what mysterious train of reasoning he had arrived at this conclusion.
In fact they represent the current mode of reasoning of nature people.
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.