I saw young coloured men who were not earning more than four dollars a week spend two dollars or more for a buggy on Sunday to ride up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in, in order that they might try to convince
the world that they were worth thousands.
All I say is that it is not argument that convinces
me of the necessity of a future life, but this: when you go hand in hand with someone and all at once that person vanishes there, into nowhere, and you yourself are left facing that abyss, and look in.
All this very plausible reasoning does not convince
me, as it has not convinced the wisest of our Statesmen, that our ancestors erred in laying it down as an axiom of policy that the toleration of Irregularity is incompatible with the safety of the State.
I am not given to needless worrying, but the more I tried to convince
myself that all was well with Powell, and that the dots I had seen on his trail were antelope or wild horses, the less I was able to assure myself.
If what I have hitherto said can appear to you in the form of encouragement, I know not how to express my refusal in such a way as to convince
you of its being one.
Although it had been quickly removed from my sight, still the glimpse I had of it was enough to convince me that I could not be mistaken.
The natives now gathered round me tumultuously, and laboured to convince me that what I had just seen were the heads of three Happar warriors, who had been slain in battle.
how I have trembled at my uncle's opening his lips if horses were talked of), and then think of the kind pains you took to reason and persuade me out of my fears, and convince me that I should like it after a little while, and feel how right you proved to be, I am inclined to hope you may always prophesy as well.
Lady Bertram repeated enough of this conversation to her husband to convince him how much he had mistaken his sister-in-law's views; and she was from that moment perfectly safe from all expectation, or the slightest allusion to it from him.
And this circumstance, while it explains the true motives of Lady Susan's conduct, and removes all the blame which has been so lavished on her, may also convince
us how little the general report of anyone ought to be credited; since no character, however upright, can escape the malevolence of slander.
And therefore, God never wrought miracle, to convince
atheism, because his ordinary works convince
I am a difficult man to convince
, but when once convinced my decision is unalterable.
When a moment later he recognized Tarzan it was with difficulty that they could convince
him that his sorrow had not unbalanced his mind, for with the other members of the party he had been so thoroughly convinced that the ape-man was dead it was a problem to reconcile the conviction with the very lifelike appearance of Jane's "forest god.
Thereafter, feeling his life a burden from the shame and ridicule to which he was exposed, he schemed to convince
all the other Foxes that being tailless was much more attractive, thus making up for his own deprivation.
One, he said, of which I could not expect easily to convince