reason against


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See: oppugn
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And there's not much reason against his bein' a sled-dog again.
Can anything be more hopeless," I insisted to the fascinated little Fyne, "than to pit reason against love.
I know a great many excellent people who reason against plain experience in the same way -- who read the newspapers in the morning, and deny in the evening that there is any romance for writers or painters to work upon in modern life.
His father very much wished him to meet Captain Wentworth, and there being no sufficient reason against it, he ought to go; and it ended in his making a bold, public declaration, when he came in from shooting, of his meaning to dress directly, and dine at the other house.
Hence the Italian Renaissance is commonly called Pagan, and hence when young English nobles began to travel to Italy to drink at the fountain head of the new inspiration moralists at home protested with much reason against the ideas and habits which many of them brought back with their new clothes and flaunted as evidences of intellectual emancipation.
There is a reason against this matter, there is a personal relation concerned in this matter, not yet explained to you.
If there were, so to speak, no other reason against dancing," said my reverend opponent, "there is one unanswerable objection to it.
North East Labour politicians have said in Parliament that the fact that Newcastle voted against a powerful elected mayor three years ago is a valid reason against moves to create such a position covering the whole of the North East.
And perhaps this highlights the best reason against electoral reform.
My main reason against capital punishment comes from this Christian point of view: The murderer is no longer given a chance to repent, to change.
Zayaruznaya will talk about the way the upper-voice texts in Philippe de Vitry's "Tuba/In Arboris" pit faith and reason against each other, favoring faith as the only way to achieve eternal life or real understanding.
Wi-Fi suffers from reliability as well as stability issues, which are 2 major reason against Wi-Fi.