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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cajole.


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  • Yet here at the feast none was merrier than Kincaid, who, charmingly egged on by Flora, kept those about him in gales of mirth, and even let himself be "cajoled" (to use his own term) into singing this song whose title had become his nickname.

    Kincaid's Battery George Washington Cable 1884

  • Fricker was "cajoled" into entering the depot after a few beers with Alexander, and committed the vandalism for "fun," not "malice," the lawyer said. -- 2010

  • In mitigation, Fricker's lawyer, Mr Derek Kang, told Judge See that there was no need for a punitive custodial sentence, and that Fricker was "cajoled" by Lloyd into committing the offence.

    TODAYonline 2010

  • He claimed that he was "cajoled" into committing the offences of breaking into the SMRT Changi Deport and vandalising two train carriages.

    TODAYonline 2010

  • Ray "was ready to 'pull the trigger' if the conditions he imposed were not satisfied," Gormley writes, and had to be "cajoled" by a colleague into signing off on the final deal.

    News By Josh Gerstein and John F. Harris <br>Politico 2009

  • During cross examination, which at times was heated, R.B. rejected defence suggestions he was "cajoled" by police to remember meeting Aziga in 2000 rather than 2001. Top Stories Jordana Huber 2008

  • Defence lawyer Munyonzwe Hamalengwa suggested police had "cajoled" S. B.'s first cousin R.B. and wife D.B. into changing dates to suit the prosecution. 2008

  • Defence at HIV trial suggests police 'cajoled' witness Top Stories Jordana Huber 2008

  • To this end, he cajoled thousands of Irish New Yorkers to join temperance organizations and helped establish the Irish Emigrant Society, which placed immigrants in jobs and then monitored their diligence and commitment to the “work ethic.”

    A Renegade History of the United States Thaddeus Russell 2010

  • And I cajoled and caroused and codingled a steak dinner from her if she ever sold this novel.

    November 17th, 2009 mroctober 2009


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