1 His voice had risen sharply with the last words, and Lily flushed with annoyance, but she kept command of the situation and laid a persuasive hand on his arm.
2 The night was soft and persuasive.
3 Jelinek spoke in a persuasive tone to Mrs. Shimerda, and then turned to grandfather.
4 I shan't let anyone see you till you are done, and then we'll burst upon them like Cinderella and her godmother going to the ball, said Belle in her persuasive tone.
5 No one could resist her persuasive nods, or the fragrant invitation issuing from the nose of the coffee pot.
6 He is eloquent and persuasive, and once his words had even power over my heart; but trust him not.
7 I wondered whether he could be a doctor; but no, I thought; he couldn't be a doctor, or he would have a quieter and more persuasive manner.
8 He was a brilliant talker, and when he was arguing some difficult point he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive.
9 The leaders of the mercenaries received a donation in gold; an argument the most persuasive to their minds, and without which all others would have proved in vain.
10 The young lady was enchanted by his persuasive commercial traveller's manners.
11 And being convinced himself, he was persuasive.
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12 No argument or persuasion could ever induce him to set up a female establishment after the manner of his companions.
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13 So, after some persuasion, Clifford allowed her to go.
14 Venerable men of his own persuasion had come to pray beside him, but he had driven them away with curses.
15 If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk.