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  • n. Plural form of persuader.


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  • Agee also argued that the filmmakers equivocated on the issue of discrimination against African Americans, noting, They have the sardonic courage to preach the main persuaders to a Southern boy, taking painfully embarrassing care never to mention Negroes; but they lack the courage to make that omission inescapably clear to the audience. 28

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • They bring virtually no value other than that his persuaders were able to wrest them from Hillary, making him look stronger than her.

    Exit Polls: Did the Edwards endorsement make a difference?

  • We had lost our new combination 'persuaders' in the crash of our ship so we were back to normal weapons.

    Duel Under the Double Sun

  • What can a nation say when for years it has known that a large and influential lobby has been maintained to influence statesmen, a lobby comprising a corps of "persuaders" in the pay of business men?

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

  • They were "persuaders," by which native Chinese policemen secretly extract confessions from unwilling criminals -- light cuts with a sharp knife on the surface of the skin, and after ----

    The Daffodil Mystery

  • I turned, whipped on my own belt with its two "persuaders," and blandly smoothing my ribs, added "Now! here are two ready, Yankees or no Yankees."

    The Cavalier

  • Armed with substantial "persuaders," Jaggers leaves with an agent of

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance

  • The grand hickory-stick he twirls in his hand would be enough, with his dare-devil look, to frighten most persons; but when we state that in the depth of the pocket of the remarkable check-coat that he wears he conceals one of the most beautiful 'persuaders' ever manufactured by Colt, we are satisfied he will be a terror to all evil-doers.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 419 Volume 17, New Series, January 10, 1852

  • "I shall take the liberty of letting you have one of our combination double-barreled 'persuaders'.

    Duel Under the Double Sun

  • You have your choice of two weapons -- you may carry your 'persuaders' or your knuckle knives, and each man will arm himself with four Mills bombs, these to be used only in case of emergency. "

    Over the Top


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