- v. present participle of jolly.
“He had been what he would have termed jollying her back to normality again.”
“Pausert had been looking at the words in the air, and tried to put on a "jollying" tone.”
“When I was not with the largest party, which always occupied the parlor containing the piano, I was flitting from room to room, "jollying" men who were waiting for some particular girl to become disengaged.”
“The Doc did give him something, and between that and a little judicious "jollying" Kipple was a different man in a few days.”
“Some salesmen try to supplement this power -- or supply the lack of a pleasing personality -- by "jollying" the possible customer in various ways.”
“He was a very small man, with pink cheeks and eye-glasses, beautifully made and still more beautifully dressed; and for all their boisterous "jollying" his auditors appeared rather to like him than the contrary.”
“His promise, in a letter of March 1, 1802, that if he should write a second 'Maid of Orleans', Goeschen should publish it, is only an author's playful 'jollying' of a friendly publisher.”
“To the newspaper man, Bob was a godsend; for humour was scarce on board, and "jollying" Bob was a welcome diversion.”
“The methods which children characterize as "jollying" are best for such emergencies.”
“His promise, in a letter of March 1, 1802, that _if_ he should write a second 'Maid of Orleans', Göschen should publish it, is only an author's playful 'jollying' of a friendly publisher.”
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