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Moving so near grounds (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

reason

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Here is my best explanation:

'grounds' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'moving so near' is the subsidiary indication.
'moving' indicates anagramming the letters.
'so'+'near'='sonear'
'sonear' is an anagram of 'reason'.

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for reason that I've seen before include "Sanity, the ability to think", "Justification needed", "Think in a logical way", "Argue", "Incentive", "Purpose", "Logic, sanity", "Cause - logic", "Explanation for some event" and "Ability to think rationally".)

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