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Usage examples for persuasion

  1. But no amount of persuasion would induce her to do any more. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  2. Mrs. Burton in all this saw something of the gentle persuasion which the mother had used, but of that she said nothing. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  3. Whatever good effect is produced in such cases comes, of course, from the persuasion that these substances will do good, and there must be a strong suggestion to that effect before the repugnance can be overcome. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. His case had been presented in such a way as to make his task of persuasion almost impossible. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  5. Dearest, I will end here- words, persuasion, arguments, if they were at my service I would not use them- I believe in you, altogether have faith in you- in you. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  6. But a firm persuasion is the same thing as conviction. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  7. It took a lot of persuasion to get her to come to Mintaro, of which she had so many unpleasant memories, but eventually they prevailed when it was pointed out how advantageous it would be for her husband. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  8. That the sins are inevitable does not prevent punishment; if it prevents anything it prevents persuasion. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  9. In a word, he resisted all persuasion to join in the walk; had he yielded the subsequent events of this our history might have turned out very differently. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  10. After some persuasion the blacks were induced to come back to the beach, though trembling in every limb from terror and weakness as they walked along. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. Mary Tudor was deeply grateful to the Cardinal, for what she truly believed was a wonderful triumph of persuasion over the obstinacy of a guilty conscience. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  12. After much persuasion, Madam Imbert was prevailed on to disclose her secret. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  13. I whimpered and turned a sullen eye on every persuasion, till they gave me my will. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  14. What the nature of the persuasion was, which was so effective and in so short a time, Sally was not likely to know. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  15. His only relief seemed to be in his work, and he gave himself to that with such feverish energy that his health broke down, and under Margaret's persuasion he was now at home with his mother. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
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