reason upon

See: argue
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Finally all the hatred and maniacal loathing for these awful creatures who had placed me in this horrible place was centered by my tottering reason upon this single emissary who represented to me the entire horde of Warhoons.
There is therefore no reason that a monarch should not act in agreement with free states, to support his own power, if they do the same thing for the benefit of their respective communities; upon which account when there is any acknowledged difference in the power of the citizens, the reason upon which the ostracism is founded will be politically just; but it is better for the legislator so to establish his state at the beginning as not to want this remedy: but if in course of time such an inconvenience should arise, to endeavour to amend it by some such correction.
I understand you, he replied; not perfectly, for you seem to me to be describing a task which is really tremendous; but, at any rate, I understand you to say that knowledge and being, which the science of dialectic contemplates, are clearer than the notions of the arts, as they are termed, which proceed from hypotheses only: these are also contemplated by the understanding, and not by the senses: yet, because they start from hypotheses and do not ascend to a principle, those who contemplate them appear to you not to exercise the higher reason upon them, although when a first principle is added to them they are cognizable by the higher reason.
If, then, you properly put these statements together, and reason upon them a bit, you will clearly perceive that, according to all human reasoning, Procopius's sea-monster, that for half a century stove the ships of a Roman Emperor, must in all probability have been a sperm whale.
I was, perhaps, the more forcibly impressed with it, as he gave it, because, in the under or mystic current of its meaning, I fancied that I perceived, and for the first time, a full consciousness on the part of Usher, of the tottering of his lofty reason upon her throne.
The Harbor Department reserves the right to terminate or cancel all or any part of the Agreement for any reason upon giving the Operator not less than 90 days written notice of its election to cancel and terminate the Agreement.
This model of management is different from the conventional management model by deviations in the sense that the monitoring object is not the outcomes (that are often identified with reasons); but rather the management decisions first and foremost respond to the primary reason with a view to minimizing the unwanted impact of the reason upon the future consequence prior to that reason even appearing.
He wished wisdom and reason upon official bodies in dealing with sensitive security issues.
As in the corresponding half of CNM, North disclaims any purpose of presenting the rules, or grammar, of the art, but intends, rather, as a "Grammarian" would, "to reason upon those rules".
Poe frankly admits an "under or mystic current" in its meaning, and suggests that in it may be perceived "a full consciousness, on the part of Usher, of the tottering of his lofty reason upon her throne.