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serving to convince

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intended or having the power to induce action or belief

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Irwine laid hold of his arm again and said, persuasively, "Wait, Adam, wait." So he sat down.
"I'll tell you what," the manager went on persuasively. "Jackson will attend to the whole thing, box him up, ship him, everything-- won't you, Jackson?"
She came nearer, and laid her hand persuasively on his arm.
"Once more," she whispered, persuasively, "let us be friends." She gently laid her hand as she spoke on Mercy's shoulder.
According to your own account I'm not worth much,' Wegg reasons persuasively.
Tom pushed back the gold, and said, "No, indeed, Bob; thank you heartily, but I can't take it." And Maggie, taking it between her fingers, held it up to Bob and said, more persuasively:
Madame Haupt was pointing her cooking-fork at Jurgis persuasively; but her words were more than he could bear.
Waddams persuasively argues that the law on sexual slander gave them some power.
Even the '90s Chinatown paintings, which have been discussed persuasively in relation to ideas of stereotype (sexual as well as racial), retain a boy's wide-eyed awe in the face of his own complex heritage.
He ably defends affirmative action ("Ninety-six percent of all the scholarship money in America goes to whites"), refutes those who believe welfare recipients are merely lazy, derides the argument that ending welfare will stop out-of-wedlock pregnancies, demolishes claims that blacks are genetically inferior, and persuasively attributes much of black crime (while admitting there's a lot of it) to poverty, homelessness, and a lack of jobs.
She persuasively shows how Milton and his contemporaries sought and found sacred meaning in the new natural philosophy.
[1] These historians have persuasively asserted that anxiety over gender certainly spread beyond a coterie of male intellectuals.
As the theoretical, historical, and fictional texts collected here persuasively expose and argue, our profound fusion with technology - ontologically, politically, experientially, medically - is (a) not some obscure metaphor but really a fact of late-20th-century life; (b) here to stay anyway; (c) in and of itself nothing to jump out of our skins about; and (d) only as "bad" or "good" as we allow it to be - the latter formulation being The Cyborg Handbook's most important lesson.
He also points persuasively to the religious spirit at the heart of American tradition, quoting Ben Franklin's quiet appeal for divine aid when the Founders nearly faltered.
It is here that the book has its greatest strength; the analyses are original, incisive, and persuasively presented.