The Collaborative International Dictionary
Resoun \Re*soun"\, v. i. & t.
To resound. [Obs.]
Resoun \Re*soun"\ (r?*z??n"), n.
Usage examples of "resoun".
They argumenten, casten up and doun, Many a subtil resoun forth they leyden, They speken of magyk and abusioun.
He was out-cast of mannes compaignye, With asses was his habitacioun, And eet hey as a beest in weet and drye, Til that he knew by grace and by resoun That God of hevene hath domynacioun Over every regne and every creature, And thanne hadde God of hym compassioun And hym restored his regne and his figure.
So longe han they conforted hir, til she Receyved hath by hope and by resoun The emprentyng of hir consolacioun, Thurgh which hir grete sorwe gan aswage.
But nathelees, I thoughte he was so trewe, And eek that he repaire sholde ageyn Withinne a litel while, sooth to seyn, And resoun wolde eek that he moste go For his honour, as ofte it happeth so, That I made vertu of necessitee, And took it wel, syn that it moste be.