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- v. Present participle of coax.
- adj. Serving to coax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. p. pr. of coax.
- adj. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of wheedling; cajolery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flattery designed to gain favor
- adj. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
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The senior quarterback with the pro-style touch made the big plays and avoided interceptions against a defense that led the nation in coaxing them.
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One might imagine that the amount of time and trouble one spends in coaxing a truant word back into the memory would inscribe it indelibly on one's heart and ensure that that particular creature, at any rate, should never escape again: whereas in fact, like a once-dislocated ankle, it is more than ever liable to slip out.
Billy's consent to sell her pretties had been hard to get, but at last she succeeded in coaxing it out of him.
Mr. K — had some difficulty in coaxing the picture from the old chief; so pleased was he with this rude representation of himself.
I at last succeeded in coaxing Hector into the girl's room, where I shut him up, while the stranger came into the kitchen, and walked to the fire to dry his wet clothes.
But the idea of coaxing Viscount Rawleigh down to Cornwall died a swift death.
The idea of Marconi's wireless telegraph system pales into insignificance before the idea of coaxing a wild Indian away from the reservation and running the remorseless horse-clippers over the wild foliage to which his head has been acclimated these many years.
He urges his sentiments upon Richards in earnest and fitting tones; but resorts, also, to flattering, and what may be called coaxing, tones.
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