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

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Examples

  • He could not hear of it, but they overpersuaded him, and he reluctantly consented to take them at three hundred apiece.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • Thus Ethel Tuckerman became the mistress of Lane Cross; an illicit attachment grew up between Irma Ottley and a young society idler by the name of Bliss Bridge; and Gardner Knowles, ardently admiring Stephanie Platow literally seized upon her one afternoon in her own home, when he went ostensibly to interview her, and overpersuaded her.

    The Titan

  • And when she was overpersuaded by her friends, who advised her still to continue with him, in the idea that some time or other her husband might give hope of amendment, she did violence to her own feeling and remained with him.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • You remember Blore slashed out at the handsome busboy who had overpersuaded Mrs. Blore.

    Tied Up in Tinsel

  • But with the ambition of inexperience I suggested we should race two competitors one against the other, and Piggott let himself be overpersuaded.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-09-08

  • I did think she'd stay her month, at least, after all the time she's been here -- but I suppose he had a holiday and overpersuaded her.

    Judy of York Hill

  • If he is overpersuaded to take "those cute little steps" it may result in bow legs, and then -- pity on him when he grows up.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • They overpersuaded Madison, and on June 18th, 1812, war with Great

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • According to Mr. Castle, whose interesting treatise we quote here, the King would not allow torture to be employed, with the result that the Knights denied all charges; but later, it is said, he allowed himself to be overpersuaded, and "torture appears to have been applied on one or two occasions," [158] with the result that three

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • Nor had he done it now, had not the younger sportsman, who was excessively eager to pursue the flying game, overpersuaded him; but Jones being very importunate, the other, who was himself keen enough after the sport, yielded to his persuasions, entered the manor, and shot one of the partridges.

    II. The Heroe of This Great History Appears with Very Bad Omens. Book III

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