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dissuade
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
persuade someone not to do something
  • He might be dissuaded, I should think.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)
  • But he himself dreaded so much the sort of superior woman likely to be available for such a position, that he allowed himself to be dissuaded by Dorothea's objections, and was in this case brave enough to defy the world—that is to say, Mrs. Cadwallader the Rector's wife, and the small group of gentry with whom he visited in the northeast corner of Loamshire.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (4% in)
  • By the time he was hurrying on his clothes in the morning, he saw so clearly the importance of not losing this rare chance, that if Bambridge and Horrock had both dissuaded him, he would not have been deluded into a direct interpretation of their purpose: he would have been aware that those deep hands held something else than a young fellow's interest.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (13% in)

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