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 Meanings and Examples of PERSUADE
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 v.  advise; counsel; urge the acceptance or practice of; convince
Classic Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
1  During her illness many arguments had been urged to persuade my mother to refrain from attending upon her.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
2  He had endeavoured to persuade his father to permit him to accompany me and to become my fellow student, but in vain.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
3  Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
4  They are dead, and but one feeling in such a solitude can persuade me to preserve my life.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
5  While his neighbor was trying to persuade him a violent racket broke out overhead.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
6  Her mother, while Pearl was yet an infant, grew acquainted with a certain peculiar look, that warned her when it would be labour thrown away to insist, persuade or plead.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In VI. PEARL
7  If circumstances had not happened otherwise, I might have come to persuade myself that I really loved him, and might have married him, and been most wretched.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
8  Masha promised to write to Konstantin in case of need, and to persuade Nikolay Levin to go and stay with his brother.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 25
9  She questioned him about his health and what he had been doing, and tried to persuade him to take a rest and come out to her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 27
10  Often, looking at them, she would make every possible effort to persuade herself that she was mistaken, that she as a mother was partial to her children.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 7
11  This was really too tragic, and Darya Alexandrovna made up her mind to persuade the English governess to forgive Grisha, and she went to speak to her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 8
12  But to keep his thoughts free, he had tried to persuade himself that he did not know it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 9
13  Katya in just the same way, besides all her care about linen, bedsores, drink, found time the very first day to persuade the sick man of the necessity of taking the sacrament and receiving absolution.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 19
14  When they reached the second marsh, which was fairly large, and would inevitably take some time to shoot over, Levin tried to persuade them to pass it by.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 9
15  Trying not to get flurried or out of temper, Levin mentioned the names of the doctor and midwife, and explaining what the opium was needed for, tried to persuade him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  Such civil conscripts could well be subjected to the kind of bullying which may have helped persuade them to avoid the army in the first place.
17  British Airways has used the lure of a free upgrade to Concorde to persuade businessmen to insist on BA premium class tickets.
18  Never underrate the difficulties which your pupils will have to encounter, or try to persuade them that what you assign is easy.
19  It's still far from clear whether he can persuade his more conservative colleagues in the regime to support the process.
20  We tried to persuade him to give up smoking, but he was obstinate and refused to change.
21  The government is expected to persuade the French to swallow their doubts on the EU Constitution and vote yes.
22  He is imperious and dictatorial; never try to persuade him.
23  Her wile was not enough to persuade them to sell the villa.
24  Apple failed to persuade U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to issue a permanent injunction against the sale of Samsung phones in the United States.
25  Eventually Sam persuaded her to accept an offer of marriage.
26  Clinton named a new assistant attorney general for civil rights, Deval Patrick, who persuaded the administration to switch sides.
27  She wanted to buy the orange dress,but we persuaded her that the blue one was more becoming.
28  Mr Milner persuaded the federal prosecutors not to lock up his client.
29  Despite his aversion to publicity, Arnold was persuaded to talk to the press.
30  She was easily persuaded to accompany us.