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of a/an/the (something) persuasion
Having the characteristics of a certain type or thing mentioned. Her parents are of a more conservative persuasion, so they don't really approve of our relationship. When it came to light that she had several friends of the communist persuasion, she was blacklisted from the industry immediately.
of the persuasion that
Having the firm belief that something is the case. I actually know someone who's of the persuasion that the Earth is flat. They're pretty normal other than that bizarre conviction.
persuasion is better than force
proverb You are more likely to have success if you coax or convince someone to do something rather than pressuring or coercing them. In my opinion, persuasion is better than force in the classroom. Disinterested kids will eventually tune out if you keep yelling at them and threatening them with detention.
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of the persuasion (that)
holding a belief that something is true or is in existence. Anne is of the persuasion that supports that candidate for mayor. The paranoid person was of the persuasion that aliens lived among us.
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of a/the... persuasion(formal or humorous) of the type mentioned: As a young man, Max had always been of an artistic persuasion. ♢ peers of the Liberal persuasion
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