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 v.  overpower; force to yield assent to truth; satisfy by proof; prove guilty
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The rescuing party were speedily able to convince the two castaways that their appearance was no delusion.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  Again the animals seemed to remember that a resolution against this had been passed in the early days, and again Squealer was able to convince them that this was not the case.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI
3  Once again some of the animals heard this with a certain bewilderment, but Squealer was soon able to convince them that their memories had been at fault.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
4  Some of these were settled by the men-at-arms with brief ceremony; the shafts of their battle-axes, and pummels of their swords, being readily employed as arguments to convince the more refractory.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
5  But you still have to convince me of the importance of the change.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
6  Your happiness and advantage are all that I have in view, and nothing is required of you but to bear with Mr. Crawford's endeavours to convince you that they may not be incompatible with his.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
7  It is not by protestations that I shall endeavour to convince you I am wronged; it is not by telling you that my affections are steady.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  He would use the baronet in order to convince the Stapletons that we were really gone, while we should actually return at the instant when we were likely to be needed.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
9  He was sitting up in bed, horribly agitated, for he had heard enough to convince him that something terrible had occurred.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  No doubt you thought that your breach of duty could never be discovered, and yet a mere glance at that drugget was enough to convince me that someone had been admitted to the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  Scarlett had frequently used the same trick herself when discussing other girls with men, and it had never failed to convince foolish males of her sweetness and unselfishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
12  He knows he can stay in power just so long as he can convince the Federal government and the Yankee newspapers that Georgia is seething with rebellion and there's a Klansman hiding behind every bush.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVIII
13  She had tried to convince herself that the village, with its fresh air, its lakes for fishing and swimming, was healthier than the artificial city.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
14  I wanted to cross the footlights and help the slim-waisted Armand in the frilled shirt to convince her that there was still loyalty and devotion in the world.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
15  But some way I can't convince myself that I am.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXVII
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
16  She was convinced that sooner or later she would fulfil her destiny.
17  Diana was a young mission school teacher convinced of her vocation to provide support for her schoolgirl pupils.
18  People are more convinced by words than by blows.
19  We convinced Anne to go by plane.
20  He became convinced of the need for cheap editions of good quality writing.
21  As she reached the age of thirty she became convinced she would remain single all her life.
22  He convinced me that I should study law.
23  Firstly, we are convinced that the people of our country, especially the poor, do appreciate that their plight is at the top of government's agenda.
24  Clayton remains convinced this scar is due to an experimental operation to collect his DNA.
25  I'm not totally convinced that the government or any certain summit is going to provide that, frankly.
26  Your evasive answers convinced the judge that you were withholding important evidence.
27  In sudden panic, she's convinced someone sinister is trying to push her from the train.
28  His frenetic activities convinced us that he had no organized plan of operation.
29  I am fully convinced that the story which led me to commit this indiscretion is absolutely false and unworthy of you.
30  Her success in the school play convinced her she was destined for a thespian career.