But her older sister agreed, after some persuasion, to talk with me.
You might be surprised to hear that hidden in Tampa, Florida is a food oasis of the Cuban persuasion.
Season 4, which Simon had to summon his most passionate powers of persuasion to even get made, did one better.
And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
Actually, one out of three guests is usually of the Democratic persuasion.
The mode in which a man is made subservient, is by inducement and persuasion.
No warning or persuasion, however, had any effect on his companions.
At the hearing on this complaint, Harris denied that he had ever contributed a dollar to Joe at the latter's persuasion.
Miss Brewster insisted that Wentworth should light his cigar, which, after some persuasion, he did.
I had a persuasion, illogical but invincible, that I was still entitled to all the respect due to a man of unblemished honor.
late 14c., "action of inducing (someone) to believe (something); argument to persuade, inducement," from Old French persuasion (14c.) and directly from Latin persuasionem (nominative persuasio) "a convincing, persuading," noun of action from past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince," from per- "thoroughly, strongly" (see per) + suadere "to urge, persuade," from PIE *swad- "sweet, pleasant" (see sweet (adj.)). Meaning "religious belief, creed" is from 1620s.