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 Meanings and Examples of PERSUASIVE
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persuasive
 a.  capable of convincing; having the power to induce action or belief
Classic Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  The night was soft and persuasive.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
3  Jelinek spoke in a persuasive tone to Mrs. Shimerda, and then turned to grandfather.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVI
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
5  No one could resist her persuasive nods, or the fragrant invitation issuing from the nose of the coffee pot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
6  He is eloquent and persuasive, and once his words had even power over my heart; but trust him not.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
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.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
10  The young lady was enchanted by his persuasive commercial traveller's manners.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
11  And being convinced himself, he was persuasive.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
12  No argument or persuasion could ever induce him to set up a female establishment after the manner of his companions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
13  So, after some persuasion, Clifford allowed her to go.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
14  Venerable men of his own persuasion had come to pray beside him, but he had driven them away with curses.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
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.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
Example Sentence:
1  His analysis is in many ways highly persuasive.
2  He made a persuasive argument.
3  Findings suggest that while television is more informative than the press, it is less persuasive.
4  You can use highly descriptive and persuasive sentences to evoke a positive response from your reader.
5  He shows a persuasive argument at that meeting.
6  We will achieve much more by persuasion than by brute force.
7  I had to use a little gentle persuasion to get her to agree.
8  Exertion of authority over others is not always wise; persuasion may be better.
9  Most of us are known to succumb to persuasion through the media.
10  It was an object lesson in how to use television as a means of persuasion.
11  She was using all her powers of persuasion to induce the Griffins to remain in Rollway.
12  I wasn't intending to sell, but I'm open to persuasion.
13  They argue persuasively in favour of a total ban on handguns.