Anne was now at hand to take up her own cause, and the sincerity of her manner being soon sufficient to convince him, where conviction was at least very agreeable, he had no farther scruples as to her being left to dine alone, though he still wanted her to join them in the evening, when the child might be at rest for the night, and kindly urged her to let him come and fetch her, but she was quite unpersuadable; and this being the case, she had ere long the pleasure of seeing them set off together in high spirits.
Consider the rather brilliant slogan of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which claimed to represent, however dubiously, the disenfranchised "99 percent." (Such a claim is not mathematically impossible, by the way; Aristotle points out that even in an oligarchy there may be one who is wealthier than all the other wealthy combined.) By contrast, Mitt Romney, during his presidential run, wrote off as hopeless and unpersuadable the "forty-seven percent of Americans [who] pay no income tax." My job, he added, "is not to worry about those people.