What was unwholesome to him he regarded as unfit for any body; and he had, therefore, earnestly tried to dissuade them from having any wedding-cake at all, and when that proved vain, as earnestly tried to prevent any body’s eating it.
Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortune—though her fortune bore no proportion to the family-estate—was not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr. and Mrs. Churchill, who threw her off with due decorum.
—it was at first a considerable shock to him, and he tried earnestly to dissuade her from it.
…she would rather feed and assist than not, she added soon afterwards—as if quite another subject, "It is so cold, so very cold—and looks and feels so very much like snow, that if it were to any other place or with any other party, I should really try not to go out to-day—and dissuade my father from venturing; but as he has made up his mind, and does not seem to feel the cold himself, I do not like to interfere, as I know it would be so great a disappointment to Mr. and Mrs. Weston.
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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.