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induce
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induce
Used in
The Idiot
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  • Tell me what induced you to publish this article.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We cannot but ask, remembering the penal system of that day, and the tortures that awaited him—the wheel, the stake, the fire!—we cannot but ask, I repeat, what induced him to accuse himself of this crime?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In short, that is what convinced me that Tchebaroff must be a rogue, and that he had induced Mr. Burdovsky to attempt this fraud.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I saw at once that Tchebaroff was the moving spirit in the matter, and, to speak frankly, I thought he might have induced you, Mr. Burdovsky, to make this claim, by taking advantage of your simplicity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It's abominable dishonesty, you know!" "Dishonesty—it is, it is! That's the very word!" "What in the world induces you to act so?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What could have induced you to ask such a question?" she replied, quietly and seriously, and even, apparently, with some astonishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

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