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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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Under a mistaken persuasion of her possessions and claims, he had courted her acquaintance in Bath, solicited her company at Northanger, and designed her for his daughter-in-law.
And as for persuasion, I assure you I shan't trouble myself with that: I've enough to do to bear with him as he is, without attempting to work a reform.
This resolution, let me hasten to assure you, has not been brought about by any persuasions of mine.
John Grueby added no entreaties, but he adopted a different kind of persuasion, by putting his arm through one of Mr Haredale's, while his master took the other, and leading him away with all speed.
My father, who was very ancient, had given me a competent share of learning, as far as house-education and a country free school generally go, and designed me for the law; but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea; and my inclination to this led me so strongly against the will, nay, the commands of my father, and against all the entreaties and persuasions of my mother and other friends, that there seemed to be something fatal in that propensity of nature, tending directly to the life of misery which was to befall me.
Certainly, nothing but some such decreed unavoidable misery, which it was impossible for me to escape, could have pushed me forward against the calm reasonings and persuasions of my most retired thoughts, and against two such visible instructions as I had met with in my first attempt.
Previous research on narrative persuasion and entertainment education has shown that incorporating important health messages about, for example, HPV vaccination in entertaining narratives specifically designed for this purpose can be more powerful in reaching and convincing target audiences than rhetorical messages (Murphy, Frank, Chatterjee, & Baezconde-Garbanati, 2013).
Baldwin, PhD, of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and his colleagues, has proven to be a successful persuasion tool in addressing other aspects of behavior.
Abstract: To address the ongoing debate over the merits of dual- versus single-process models of information processing in persuasion research, the assumptions of Yin-Yang paradigm in communications are explored on the basis of the Chinese dialectical thinking literature.
Part of the appeal of the course is how clearly he explains the problems associated with persuasion, and how he derives effective tactics from this examination.
Storytelling has long been a foundation of the art of persuasion.
Against its lively, comic, optimistic tale of a young woman's moral growth, Emma counterpoints a somber vision of the vulnerability of our lives that anticipates Persuasion.
Muscat: Three skills -- people skill, persuasion skill and prioritising skill -- are important for making a venture successful, a motivational speaker said here.
Revised, this edition has new coverage of narrative persuasion and reactance, new chapters on stage models of behavior change and social judgment theory, revised discussion of the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior, emphasis on the importance of adapting persuasive messaging to the audience, and new review questions in each chapter.
The statute and case law are silent as to 1) which party bears the burden of persuasion of the affirmative defense and 2) the .