1 During her illness many arguments had been urged to persuade my mother to refrain from attending upon her.
2 He had endeavoured to persuade his father to permit him to accompany me and to become my fellow student, but in vain.
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.
4 They are dead, and but one feeling in such a solitude can persuade me to preserve my life.
5 While his neighbor was trying to persuade him a violent racket broke out overhead.
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.
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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
8 Masha promised to write to Konstantin in case of need, and to persuade Nikolay Levin to go and stay with his brother.
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.
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.
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.
12 But to keep his thoughts free, he had tried to persuade himself that he did not know it.
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.
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.
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.