see reason


Adopt a sensible course of action, let oneself be persuaded, as in At ninety Grandma finally saw reason and gave up driving her car. This expression, which uses reason in the sense of “good sense,” was first recorded in Shakespeare's 1 Henry IV (1:2).

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How to use see reason in a sentence

  • But if those who go with you see reason to misdoubt you, they will kill you in the forest.

    By order of the company | Mary Johnston
  • Then she would stroke my eyes and bid me see reason, and all would be well.

    The Wings of Icarus | Laurence Alma Tadema