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"You know—Sid—he could swim perfectly," she said persuasively.

"I had my reasons for the deceit, Lola," said he, persuasively.

I talked volubly, jocularly, persuasively, tenderly; I talked in a subdued tone.

I put my plan as persuasively as I could; but the Dean did not seem to see any merit in it.

"It's a sign rather than a demonstration," he argued, persuasively.

It is well for us that the Lincoln centennial comes to say this to us persuasively and commandingly.

"Better let that alone," said the black-haired gambler, persuasively.

Montano came and laid his arm around Bart's shoulders, persuasively.

They had come to the stile and Emil pointed to it persuasively.

"I suppose you have some left," said the stranger, persuasively.

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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