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persuader

[pər′swād·ər]
(electronics)
Element of storage tube which directs secondary emission to electron multiplier dynodes.
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For to try to persuade anybody that Amadis, and all the other knights-adventurers with whom the books are filled, never existed, would be like trying to persuade him that the sun does not yield light, or ice cold, or earth nourishment.
Since you have failed to persuade Miss Conyers to leave London, Captain Granet," he went on, turning towards the latter, "may I ask what your own movements are likely to be?
I hope that even though I have failed, Major Thomson may persuade you to change your mind.
But can you persuade us, if we refuse to listen to you?
He deemed my fears for Arthur disproportioned to the circumstances, and opposed so many objections to my plan, and devised so many milder methods for ameliorating my condition, that I was obliged to enter into further details to convince him that my husband was utterly incorrigible, and that nothing could persuade him to give up his son, whatever became of me, he being as fully determined the child should not leave him, as I was not to leave the child; and that, in fact, nothing would answer but this, unless I fled the country, as I had intended before.
It is so long before the mind can persuade itself that she whom we saw every day and whose very existence appeared a part of our own can have departed forever--that the brightness of a beloved eye can have been extinguished and the sound of a voice so familiar and dear to the ear can be hushed, never more to be heard.
He had endeavoured to persuade his father to permit him to accompany me and to become my fellow student, but in vain.
I really believe, dear Duchess, that we should be better off if you could persuade him to go and live upon his estates.
I would persuade him to send me home again," she answered coldly.
But why, then,' says I, 'can you persuade me to such a horrid step as leaving you, since you have not left me?
However, I desire you to remember the long discourses you have had with me, and the many hours' pains you have taken to persuade me to believe myself an honest woman; that I was your wife intentionally, though not in the eyes of the world, and that it was as effectual a marriage that had passed between us as is we had been publicly wedded by the parson of the parish.
So he was much better satisfied, and nothing could persuade him but he would stay and endeavour to convert them; but Providence gave another very happy turn to all this.