Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple present form of reason.

Etymologies

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reason +‎ -est

Examples

  • ‘Plato, thou reasonest well!’ said she, or words to that effect, which I could noways understand; and again, when her foot stumbled against a broken bit of a car-wheel, she cried out,

    Castle Rackrent

  • True enough, thought I, as this passage occurred to my mind — old black-letter, thou reasonest well.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • We have clerical authority for affirming that all its miseries were let loose upon the human race by "them greenins" tempting our mother to curious pomological speculations; and from that time till now -- Longfellow, thou reasonest well!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • _It must be so -- Plato, thou reasonest well_ ADDISON 92

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • QUOTATION: It must be so, —Plato, thou reasonest well!

    Quotations

  • There have been times when I have administered a succession of facers to them; there have been times when they have been too many for me, and I have given in, and said to Mrs. Micawber in the words of Cato, ‘Plato, thou reasonest well.

    XVII. Somebody Turns Up

  • And Rosenlaube added in his most impressive literary manner: "Plato, it _must_ be so, thou reasonest well."

    The Valley of Vision : a Book of Romance an Some Half Told Tales

  • "It must be so: Plato, thou reasonest well," etc. The greatest of the Queen Anne wits, and one of the most savage and powerful satirists that ever lived, was Jonathan Swift.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • -- Thou reasonest, said my guide, as one of thine own degree, who to the eyes of the full-born ever look like chrysalids, closed round in a web of their own weaving; and who shall blame thee until thou thyself shinest within thyself?

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V2

  • -- Thou reasonest, said my guide, as one of thine own degree, who to the eyes of the full-born ever look like chrysalids, closed round in a web of their own weaving; and who shall blame thee until thou thyself shinest within thyself?

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate

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