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Definitionpersuade someone not to do something
- I did think thee, for two ordinaries, to be a pretty wise fellow; thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel; it might pass: yet the scarfs and the bannerets about thee did manifoldly dissuade me from believing thee a vessel of too great a burden.2.3 -- Act 2 Scene 3 -- Paris. The KING'S palace (68% in)
- —Beware of them, Diana; their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust, are not the things they go under; many a maid hath been seduced by them; and the misery is, example, that so terrible shows in the wreck of maidenhood, cannot for all that dissuade succession, but that they are limed with the twigs that threaten them.3.5 -- Act 3 Scene 5 -- Without the walls of Florence (23% in)
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