I was prepared to be persuasive
, touching, and hortatory, admonitory and expostulating, if need be vituperative even, indignant and sarcastic; but what the devil does a mentor do when the sinner makes no bones about confessing his sin?
And when Bragelonne, ardent, angry, and melancholy, spoke with contempt of royal words, of the equivocal faith which certain madmen draw from promises that emanate from thrones, when, passing over two centuries, with that rapidity of a bird that traverses a narrow strait to go from one continent to the other, Raoul ventured to predict the time in which kings would be esteemed as less than other men, Athos said to him, in his serene, persuasive
voice, "You are right, Raoul; all that you say will happen; kings will lose their privileges, as stars which have survived their aeons lose their splendor.
Cecilia stole on tiptoe to the door--looked out, and listened--closed the door again--and addressed the meeting with the irresistible charm of her sweet voice and her persuasive
Lady Lydiard (who had only consented to the search under stress of persuasive
argument from Mr.
Her hand remains in his, and feels its soft persuasive
The pause was becoming very awkward, when Charlie, who possessed all the persuasive
arts of a born scapegrace, went slowly down upon his knees before her, beat his breast, and said, in a heart-broken tone
Those two agreeable fiends, Prevarication and Deceit, took me, as it were, softly by the hand: "Don't commit yourself either way, my dear," they said, in their most persuasive
The clayey and sandy soils had acquired extreme hardness under the action of the heat; but, by the aid of the machines, the rubbish on being dug out was rapidly carted away on railway wagons; and such was the ardor of the work, so persuasive
the arguments of Barbicane's dollars, that by the 3rd of September all traces of the mould had entirely disappeared.
This half-crown the landlord no sooner got scent of, than he opened after it with such vehement and persuasive
outcry, that the boy was soon overcome, and consented to take half-a-crown more for his stay.
The pliant, persuasive
body, the dancer, whose symbol and epitome is the self-enjoying soul.
But, Anna," said Vronsky, in a soft and persuasive
voice, trying to soothe her, "we absolutely must, anyway, tell him, and then be guided by the line he takes.
Bar, handling his persuasive
double eye-glass, was by no means clear but that it might be four.