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  • verb Present participle of persuade.


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  • Charlie Whelan, who is standing down as Unite's political director, has talked about the role he played in persuading some MPs to switch their second preference votes to Miliband.

    Labour conference live – Sunday 26 September

  • Nor were most of the officials aware that the former military psychologist who played a central role in persuading C.I.A. officials to use the harsh methods had never conducted a real interrogation, or that the Justice Department lawyer most responsible for declaring the methods legal had idiosyncratic ideas that even the Bush Justice Department would later renounce.

    Shock the Conscience

  • Of course, anyone familiar with this "case" will know that Vinnie succeeded in persuading the jury that the young men were innocent after calling his girl friend, Mona Lisa Vito, to the stand as an expert witness.

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  • "The pro-GM lobby has done a fantastic job in persuading the media and politicians that even the most modest GM-scepticism is tantamount to extreme science-hating emotionalism," Jonathon Porritt has written.

    Just because GM is gaining popularity doesn't make it right

  • Ed Miliband played a role in persuading his brother not to walk out on Gordon Brown and instead show loyalty.

    Why David Miliband felt he could not stay on at the frontbench

  • He said the IMF needed to play a more active role in persuading countries to float their currencies.

    Geithner Takes Aim at China Currency

  • The Bloomberg administration's effort to rollback pension benefits comes as other cities and states have had recent success in persuading public-sector unions to take pension cuts to shore up the retirement system.

    Pension Fears Are City Focus

  • If the anti-early-decision crusade succeeds in persuading most colleges to drop early decision, I expect that soon afterward we will be reading stories about the agony for high schools students of the waiting list process.

    Harvard's Decision on Early Decision, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • They could also begin persuading the public — and maybe even themselves — of the virtues of an alternative system based on market principles and more consumer choice.

    ObamaCare and the Election

  • Sally Russell, co-founder of the Netmums social networking site, said: There will be some resistance and difficulty in persuading some women of the need for it.

    Pregnant women added to flu jab list


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