Origin of persuasive
Examples from the Web for persuasively
But let me try to make the point more calmly and persuasively.It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?|Arthur Chu|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With those borders standing, few are arguing, at least persuasively, against the need for stronger border controls.Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration|Stuart Stevens|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jeff Jordan persuasively argues we have far too much shopping mall square-footage in America.
He also persuasively insisted that any strike on Iran must serve to destroy the regime, not strengthen it.Romney, Gingrich Sole Conceivable Commanders in CNN GOP Debate|Michael Medved|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But only Muslim leaders can persuasively demonstrate to their own communities how misguided the fanatics are.
And before I finished the teaching, not a mouse would come to my table, no matter how persuasively I squeaked.Secret of the Woods|William J. Long
Why had he urged so persuasively, and even entreated him to attend Kononov's mass and banquet?Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
Then maybe youd better go too, said his mother, persuasively.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
"Trust that to me, Maximilian," rejoined Valentine, sweetly and persuasively.Monte-Cristo's Daughter|Edmund Flagg
"Life in my uncle's palace," he said, so sweetly and persuasively that the suggestiveness of it caused a thrill in me.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
British Dictionary definitions for persuasively
Word Origin and History for persuasively
1580s, from Middle French persuasif, from Medieval Latin persuasivus, from Latin persuas-, past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince" (see persuasion). Related: Persuasively; persuasiveness. Replaced earlier persuasible in this sense (see persuadable).