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.
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.
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And the Coast Guard, didn’t they routinely dissuade people from coming here?
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
His teachers and friends tried to dissuade him, and his father was reluctant to write the speech for him.