Usage Of "Move"

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jacken

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There is an unusual example in definition 6c of some dictionary,

"We were unable to move him from his convictions"

Could this usage of "move" be archaic or unusual or regional?


Source: learnersdictionary.com/search/move
 

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I think it is uncommon, but not regional and certainly not archaic. If I had to employ such a phrase, I would prefer "We were unable to budge or shift him from ... ", but move is definitely OK.
 

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