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  • n  the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
  • n  a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    I am not of your persuasion

  • Woo knew? How understanding the power of intelligent persuasion can spark career success.
  • In the run-up to that meeting, she applied her gift for quiet but rigorous persuasion to President Bush, and is credited with helping shift him toward acknowledging the existence .
  • As lawyers, salesmen and politicians should know, persuasion is an art.
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  • New technology lends itself to last-minute gift ideas for golfing dads
    Golf courses throughout Greater Nashua will be littered with fathers on Sunday. Yes, it is a holiday for dads everywhere. Still, anyone paying attention to commercials or listening to watercooler talk at the office most likely comes away with the impression that Father’s Day was created especially for those patriarchs of the golfing persuasion. With that in mind, let’s help those searching for a ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Nashua Telegraph
  • Letter: Dueling comics
    Brad Watson, Naples: Doonesbury makes people laugh, regardless of political persuasion. Mallard Fillmore deliberately attacks and makes folks either smugly self-satisfied or angry at the blatant omission of critical facts.
    June 12, 2013 - Naples Daily News
  • The Four Elements Of Any Action, And How To Use Them In Your Online Marketing Initiative
    Marketing is the art of getting people to take a desired action. Common desired actions for online marketing include purchasing a product, donating money, sharing a link on Twitter, or signing up for an email list. Marketing shares this definition with the word ?persuasion? which, to a large extent, means that great marketers are masters of persuasion.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes

  • Ryan Crocker in Arutz Sheva
    One thing I learned in my time in Iraq is that engagement can be extremely valuable in ending an insurgency. Sometimes persuasion and negotiation change minds,he said.
  • Barack Obama in United Press International
    Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ...... People in every country should be free to choose and live their faith based upon the persuasion of the mind, heart, and soul,Obama said in his major speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University.
  • William Hague in The Canberra Times
    William Hague, the Tory spokesman on foreign affairs, said: "Fair-minded people across politics, and people of no political persuasion at all, will see it as a deeply depressing sign of the priorities of Downing Street and of the British Government...

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