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TO PERSUADE, PERSUADING. To persuade is to induce to act: persuading is inducing others to act. Inst. 4, 6, 23; Dig. 11, 3, 1, 5.
     2. In the act of the legislature which declared that "if any person or persons knowingly and willingly shall aid or assist any enemies at open war with this state, &c. by persuading others to enlist for that purpose, &c., he shall be adjudged guilty of high treason;" the word persuading, thus used; means to succeed: and there must be an actual enlistment, of the person persuaded in order to bring the, defendant within the intention of the clause. 1 Dall. R. 39; Carr. Crim. L 237; 4 Car. & Payne, 369 S. C. 1 9 E. C L. R. 425; 9 Car. & P. 79; and article Administering; vide 2 Lord Raym. 889. It may be fairly argued, however, that the attempt to persuade without success would be a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 44.
     3. In England it has been decided, that to incite and procure a person to commit suicide, is not a crime for which the party could be tried. 9 C. & P. 79; 38 E. C. L. R. 42; M. C. C. 356. Vide Attempt; Solicitation.

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This view is most persuasively illustrated by analysis of the problematic Elegy VII.
Chapters 4 through 8 comprise the substantive core of the book: In them, Lenoir persuasively demonstrates that the development of specific aspects of nineteenth and early twentieth century German physiology, medicine, optics, and organic chemistry can be comprehended only by understanding the political, cultural, economic, ideological, and even artistic contexts of their creation.
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Elizabeth Heale draws on recent scholarship of manuscript and print cultures to argue persuasively that authored miscellanies of the mid-sixteenth century "constructed a new kind of autobiog raphical voice, telling a new and significantly different narrative of social aspiration and threatening failure" (66).
While primarily examining white legal culture and the roots of postbellum white mob law, the author also explores black southerners' political aspirations and factionalism and examines (though less persuasively) their use of the law as a way to unveil their world-view.
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In an introduction devoted to delineating the demography of the seaports, which she persuasively asserts exercised an influence beyond their numbers in shaping colonial developments, Crane recounts the effects of war, disease, and other forces on the creation of female majorities.
While we may feel reassured by the artist's interest in critical self-reflection, we may not be convinced this psycho-social narrative is persuasively articulated in the work.
At th >;e national level, the Democrats haven't yet found the voice that will allow them persuasively to champion environmental values, and the Monthly hasn't been much help.