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induce
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom and Maggie made several inroads into the kitchen, and, like other marauders, were induced to keep aloof for a time only by being allowed to carry away a sufficient load of booty.
  • The economizing of a gardener’s wages might perhaps have induced Mrs. Glegg to wink at this folly, if it were possible for a healthy female mind even to simulate respect for a husband’s hobby.

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  • For uncle Deane had been induced to interest himself in this stage of the business.
  • But about a year ago, something had occurred which induced Tom to test his uncle Glegg’s friendly disposition.
  • And Mr. Glegg was just as fond of saving other people’s money as his own; he would have ridden as far round to avoid a turnpike when his expenses were to be paid for him, as when they were to come out of his own pocket, and was quite zealous in trying to induce indifferent acquaintances to adopt a cheap substitute for blacking.
  • I can never induce him to come to the park; he doesn’t like my sisters, I think.
  • As soon as Lucy was able to leave home, she was to seek relief from the oppressive heat of this August by going to the coast with the Miss Guests; and it was in their plans that Stephen should be induced to join them.
  • In this particular, however, Mrs. Glegg did her sister Bessy some injustice, for Mrs. Tulliver had really made great efforts to induce Maggie to wear a leghorn bonnet and a dyed silk frock made out of her aunt Glegg’s, but the results had been such that Mrs. Tulliver was obliged to bury them in her maternal bosom; for Maggie, declaring that the frock smelt of nasty dye, had taken an opportunity of basting it together with the roast beef the first Sunday she wore it, and finding this…
  • "Decidedly, whenever old Mr. Leyburn’s public spirit and gout induce him to give way.

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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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