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Anna Karenina
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  • And nothing would induce him to come up.
  • "Excuse me," Sergey Ivanovitch interposed with a smile, "self-interest did not induce us to work for the emancipation of the serfs, but we did work for it."

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  • For me the district institutions simply mean the liability to pay fourpence halfpenny for every three acres, to drive into the town, sleep with bugs, and listen to all sorts of idiocy and loathsomeness, and self-interest offers me no inducement.
  • What induced Darya Alexandrovna to tell me that?
  • The third day Nikolay induced his brother to explain his plan to him again, and began not merely attacking it, but intentionally confounding it with communism.
  • Then Sergey Ivanovitch induced him to tell them about the very interesting observations he had made on the habits and characteristics of common houseflies, and their life.

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as in: induce symptoms Define
to cause something to arise or happen
as in: induce him to Define
to persuade somebody to do something
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