be persuaded

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Well, they submitted to all this; and as they had plenty of provisions given them all the while, they grew very orderly, and the whole society began to live pleasantly and agreeably together again; only that these three fellows could never be persuaded to work--I mean for themselves--except now and then a little, just as they pleased.
If they cannot persuade the public to take DAB seriously how is the younger generation going to be persuaded to listen to it as they use their iPhones or iPad?
But I will have to be persuaded that moving the specialist service will provide a better service for patients.
Robert Bennett, R-Utah, echoed Shelby's cautiousness, saying, ``I have to be persuaded that there should be witnesses.