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  • adv. In a manner intended to convince or persuade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a persuasive manner; so as to influence or win over; convincingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a persuasive manner


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persuasive +‎ -ly


  • He states his case persuasively, which is why this book is so good.

    The Slow Crack-Up

  • He pulled out a handful of Thoroughbred horse nuts and called persuasively into the blackness ahead.

    The Elvis Latte

  • At precisely noon the gavel fell with a single sharp stroke, and the speaker called persuasively, "The house will _please_ be in order."

    A Spoil of Office A Story of the Modern West

  • Maryland Yellow-throat is the merry little bird who puts his head on one side to peep at you through his black mask, and then flits further along to a thicket or clump of bushes, calling persuasively -- 'Follow me-é, follow me-é, follow!'

    Citizen Bird Scenes from Bird-Life in Plain English for Beginners

  • But the screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and her husband, David Schisgall sets up the notion persuasively enough, and benefits mightily from having Rudd on hand to sell it.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The implication is clearly that if the panel's report does expose further culpability for what happened on the day, or in the official response which followed, the families themselves can call persuasively for action to be taken.

    The Guardian World News

  • Attorneys said that leaves that fundamental issue undecided, but St. Louis acknowledged the panel's statement that prosecutors '' 'persuasively' 'challenged the trial judge on that issue


  • But Hummel also states that he finds my critique of the interest rate view of monetary policy to be "persuasively" argued.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • "persuasively" discuss the matter with NBA officials, including commissioner David Stern and


  • Don't "-- persuasively --" oblige us to feel more brutal interlopers than we need. "

    The Hermit of Far End


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