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suasion - vocabulary

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noun

The act of urging, advising, or persuading; an instance of persuasion.

All gentle cant and philosophizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in this world ever did achieve their freedom by goody-goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable law that all revolutions that will succeed, must begin in blood.

—Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889)

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