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Persuasive is the voice of Vice, That spreads the insidious snare.

"Don't you come now, dear," she advised him, in that persuasive voice of hers.

"The only pattern of exactly its sort and color," said the persuasive voice of Pat.

What makes these patients so persuasive is the fact that they are themselves persuaded.

He was dignified and suave and gracious, also persuasive when he chose to be.

Georgie came, partly of his own volition, partly because of the persuasive tug at his ankle.

It was endued with a personality feminine, insidious and persuasive.

On the instant, however, I racked my brain for some persuasive argument.

He remembered with pleasure how very eloquent and persuasive he had been.

Some men tell us we must be patient and persuasive; that we must be womanly.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince" (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).

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