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Sample sentences for the GRE study word dissuade

dissuade can be used as a verb

1.So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. - from Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
2.Elizabeth tried hard to dissuade him from such a scheme, assuring him that Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.He began to speak, trying to find words not to dissuade but simply to soothe her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.I pray you dissuade him from her she is n. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.Henry wished to dissuade me, but seeing me bent on this plan, ceased to remonstrate. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
6.I neither expressed surprise at this resolution nor attempted to dissuade her from it. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7.Now fears dissuade him, and now hopes invite. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
8.Nor lief nor loth one, in the least to dissuade yo. - from Beowulf by
9.Poor man--it was at first a considerable shock to him, and he tried earnestly to dissuade her from it. - from Emma by Jane Austen
10.When I dissuaded him from his inten. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11.We were dissuaded by our wicked queen. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.Athos, according to his system, neither encouraged nor dissuaded him. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
13.You are to understand, Miss Bennet, that I came here with the determined resolution of carrying my purpose nor will I be dissuaded from it. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
14.To whom chastity is difficult, it is to be dissuaded lest it become the road to hell--to filth and lust of soul. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
15.She entered heart and soul into the details of the enterprise, advised and dissuaded and finally a contract was drawn up by which Kathleen was to receive eight guineas for her services as accompanist at the four grand concerts. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
16.But the artilleryman dissuaded me "It's no kindness to the right sort of wife," he said, "to make her a widow" and in the end I agreed to go with him, under cover of the woods, northward as far as Street Cobham before I parted with him. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
17.Miss Churchill, however, being of age, and with the full command of her fortune--though her fortune bore no proportion to the family-estate--was not to be dissuaded from the marriage, and it took place, to the infinite mortification of Mr. - from Emma by Jane Austen
18.As he foresaw a disastrous termination to the enterprise, and knew that not one of the heroes, save Adrastus himself, would return alive, he earnestly dissuaded the king from carrying out his project, and declined to take any part in the undertaking. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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