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  • n. The act of cajoling or the state of being cajoled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of cajoling; the state of being cajoled; cajolery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cajolery.


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  • It is a life and death game for Hamid Karzai akin to spinning the cylinder of a new Russian revolver, aiming for a cajolement by a western backed Afghan state with the Russian federation -- once its foe -- and to tie the knot for a new marriage as if there was always a sweet serenity in their past history.

    Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: The Karzai-Medvedev Russian Roulette

  • Barkers bleated out cajolement, encouragement, and condolences in almost-equal measures.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • But this imperious petulance, curiously as it contrasts with the patience which, a little later, she will display, is native to Ottima; she is not the victim of her nerves this morning, though now she passes without transition to a mood of sensuous cajolement --

    Browning's Heroines

  • And then the old lady gathers up her work and sails majestically from the room, followed by her weak, trembling daughter-in-law, bent on reconciliation, on cajolement, on laying herself down for her own sins, and her sister's as well, before the avenging genius of her life.

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • Flattery, cajolement, humble supplication and the finer maneuvers of tact, all have this in mind.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • Now, if something intervenes unexpectedly during the performance of this habitual activity, especially some opposition, some superfluous cajolement, correction, or similar thing, the intoxicated actor is thrown completely out of gear, and can not be restored to it, nor is he able properly to oppose this obstacle.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • Against every cajolement of one who was an adept in the arts of blandishment, promise and flattery, Kościuszko had but one argument: that of the straight-forward devotion that saw his country outraged, and that would accept no compromise where duty to that country and to his own honour were concerned.

    Kościuszko A Biography

  • The grouping of figures and emotions at that death-bed was odd almost beyond comprehension; one of the most singular studies which human nature has presented to itself of its powers of self-cajolement.

    The Life of Nelson

  • They have never gone to our enemies in any numbers; deceit and cajolement have been used in vain; they have had to come to the slave.

    Vain is the help of man : a sermon preached in Christ Church, Savannah, on Thursday, September 15, 1864, being the day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer, appointed by the Governor of the State of Georgia,

  • The Hermes impersonates the eloquence of cupidity, the cajolement of power regnant; and in a larger sense, custom, the irrational in language, [Greek: rhaemata ta rhaetorika], the fluent, from [Greek: rheo] -- the rhetorical in opposition to [Greek: logoi, ta noaeta].

    Literary Remains, Volume 2


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