Usage examples for conclusive

  1. The arguments he means to use are few and conclusive. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. The decision of that most eminent artist was conclusive. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  3. And the fact that we live is in itself conclusive that we are yet needed in the world by all who can be affected by our mortal existence. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  4. " This is a conclusive study," murmured Durtal, " but not that which would lead to La Trappe. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  5. This seemed to be conclusive. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  6. But the answers are not satisfactory; at any rate they are not conclusive. – The Ethnology of the British Islands by Robert Gordon Latham
  7. My old friends Bradbury and Evans, the proprietors of Punch, could show you the document conclusive on the subject. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  8. They are not true for all cases, but some of them are true for most or for a good many, and they may be applied with a certain probability though they are not rigidly conclusive. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  9. The blush, and a certain warmth in her tone, seemed to Sophia conclusive evidence of her hidden regard for this man. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  10. Yet this is not conclusive. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  11. He did not, for an instant, believe that such things really and literally happened, and yet it was difficult to advance any absolutely conclusive argument against them. – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  12. Although this isn't conclusive, it seems logical enough. – Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley
  13. Besides all this, they gave the maid a quarter, which was the most conclusive evidence of all. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  14. The fact that the stone was left so that it could be at once opened is conclusive proof to my mind that the treasure never came. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  15. It is hard perhaps to pass so heavy a sentence upon seemingly so slight an offence, but we are forced to believe that the very existence and presence of this evil, in its more rampant and impudent state, is of itself conclusive upon the point of good or evil government, upon the question of the predominance of human charity or of the blackest intensity of malice. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  16. On the first point the reply of the Army itself was prompt and conclusive. – Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  17. This should make me doubt myself, perhaps; but they crowd again, and seem so conclusive until I have written them down. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. Were the experiments authoritative and conclusive? – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  19. Could proof be more conclusive? – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne