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  • v. Obsolete spelling of persuade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. Obsolete spelling of persuade, etc.


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  • Far be if from me, (answer'd he, bowing,) to renew the Memory of what may be distasteful; but I would fain perswade you to believe, that Heaven, which has so miraculously preserv'd your Life, will also make it happy. — — Surprising Things by a Hand unseen are often brought to pass: When you left Myrtano's House, you little suspected that the Person appointed for your Guide,

    Idalia, or, The Unfortunate Mistress: A Novel

  • If you will undertake to perswade Dr Crotch to assemble all his fiddlers in a Druidical ring round his trunk, and place the audience on the turf, I promise to be there incase'd in the midst of them by 4 in the Afternoon with some bread and cheese in my pocket.

    Letter 250

  • I write now to Miss Sharp, for I am realy afraid she is ofended, and if I can perswade her that she has no cause I shall be a cleverer fellow yet than even you are aware of.

    Letter 272

  • “I perswade myself,” Dinwiddie ended, “you will receive & entertain Major Washington with the candour & politeness natural to your nation; & it will give me the greatest satisfaction, if you return him with an answer suitable to my wishes, for a very long & lasting peace between us.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Paramount want's to perswade Paul Greengrass to get back on board.

    Damon Says Next Bourne Might Be a Prequel Without Him «

  • Circumstances, made me ready to perswade my self, that the Gods had sent my Good Genius in that Figure, to beguile my Sufferings, and support my


  • For, I perswade myself, this poor Woman meant, in some Degree, the Good of her Country, and the securing its Rights, Privileges, and Properties,


  • To which I return'd many Arguments fit to perswade on such an


  • This was an Embasy more difficult, than if his Majesty had sent me to the Roman Senate, to perswade them to crown him King in the Capitol; well knowing, that I must either betray my Trust or my own Happiness, or rather my Life; for my


  • Cordiala, a Thing unworthy the Industry of a Scipio; therefore never perswade me to any Thing that regards my self, otherwise than for your Service; I desire not to live, but for you; I desire no



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