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Definitionpersuade someone not to do something
- Though he anxiously endeavoured to dissuade me, I saw that he was of my mind; and this, if I had required to be confirmed in my intention, would have had the effect.Chapters 55-57 (8% in)
- These she explained to the unbounded satisfaction of the family, — children and all being then present, — and so much to the awakening of Mr. Micawber's punctual habits in the opening stage of all bill transactions, that he could not be dissuaded from immediately rushing out, in the highest spirits, to buy the stamps for his notes of hand.Chapters 52-54 (94% in)
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