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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blandish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Invested with flattery, cajolery, or blandishment.

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Examples

  • Long ago Faith had said in Soolsby's but that he "blandished" all with whom he came in contact; but Hylda realised with a lacerated heart that he had ceased to blandish her.

    The Weavers: a tale of England and Egypt of fifty years ago - Volume 2

  • "Suppose we ask Martha Higham if the Earl has 'blandished' her.

    The Weavers: a tale of England and Egypt of fifty years ago - Complete

  • But her first novel is why I blandished her into speaking to us today.

    Author! Author! » 2009 » April

  • The internet is your friend here, too: pretty much every conference will list which agents they cajoled to it last year and/or those who will be blandished into being there this year.

    Author! Author! » 2008 » January

  • Our credulity is solicited, blandished, directed to the region of possible and desirable things.

    Bottoms Up

  • And perhaps - when we notice we're being blandished - we are.

    Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • We had some scotch eggs and other foodstuffs at that point -- Murray had blandished us with the fact that we could always buy provisions at the shop before setting out, which was kind of true, but I'd forgotten to bring any money and anyway the others had done much better for themselves by stopping at one of the country's best purveyors of scotch eggs, pork pies, and other savoury goods.

    Long walks and fresh air

  • In such a world, gleaming cities raise their shining spires against the stars; sorcerers cast sinister spells from subterranean lairs; baleful spirits stalk crumbling ruins; primeval monsters crash through jungle thickets; and the fate of kingdoms is balanced on the bloody blades of broadswords blandished by heroes of preternatural might and valor.

    Conan The Warrior

  • She kept him until dark: Hedrick was bandaged, led, lemonaded and blandished.

    The Flirt

  • After years of running after strange gods, the Episcopal service as administered by Allan had prevailed over her seasoned skepticism: through its fascinating leaven of romance -- with faint and, as it seemed to her, wholly reverent hints of physical culture -- the spirit may be said to have blandished her.

    The Seeker

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