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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dissuade.


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  • [Updated 4/24/08: I've posted some counter-arguments to claims that e-mail must be hyphenated, in case you happen upon somebody who can't be dissuaded from the position that this does matter.]

    Stupid grammar rules I: Email vs. e-mail « Motivated Grammar

  • Mice that couldn't be dissuaded from the object of their attention by a piece of sweet, crunchy cereal may help researchers find new treatments and cures for human disorders like autism and Parkinson's disease.

    King Solomon's Wings

  • No one realized that more than the king himself, who suffered much distress for his victim, and was with difficulty dissuaded from the abdication of his throne.

    Hawaii's Story, by Hawaii's Queen

  • This proposal really made me tremble, and the Branghtons all hung back upon it; but Madame Duval is never to be dissuaded from a scheme she has once formed.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • After being dissuaded from the Chinese invasion project, and seeing the posture of affairs in Japan, the President decided to bring matters to a head.

  • Did you or any scientist you ever met or heard of get "dissuaded" from being who they are because they went to church as children?

    A View: The Science=Atheism Meme

  • The IG's finding means that the EPA is "finally shutting down an experiment that was based on shoddy science," said Jim Hecker, a lawyer at Public Justice, a public-interest law firm whose criticism dissuaded the EPA from using the shortcut at an abandoned motel in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2004.

    The Center for Public Integrity: EPA allowed unsafe handling of asbestos, IG says

  • The specter of a hefty debt load dissuaded Jason Tomlinson from enrolling to study business at Berkeley College, a for-profit school with locations in New York and New Jersey.

    Party Ends at For-Profit Schools

  • Those kidnapping-murders recorded for video distribution on the Internet of course further dissuaded the international community from getting involved in Iraq.

    The Longest War

  • Snarling, I turned away from Blanche, but she was not dissuaded.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer


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