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  • n. Plural form of cajolery.


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  • The old soldier, the old abbe, the old doctor, happy in the kisses and cajoleries of little Ursula, were never weary of answering her talk and playing with her.


  • He was so honest, that her arts and cajoleries did not affect him, and he shrank from her with instinctive repulsion.

    Vanity Fair

  • She tried to please them, and flung out all her graces at once; came down to them with all her jewels on, all her smiles, and cajoleries, and coaxings, and ogles.

    The History of Pendennis

  • They had cloyed him with obedience, and surfeited him with sweet respect and submission, until he grew weary of the slaves who waited upon him, and their caresses and cajoleries excited him no more.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Tadpole holds out, but between threats and cajoleries at length sells half for one shilling and sixpence — about a fifth of its fair market value; however, he is glad to realize anything, and, as he wisely remarks, "Wanderer mayn't win, and the tizzy is safe anyhow."

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • Jumbel Agha, who was at first wroth with his pretty plaything, after the heat of his passion had passed, consented to forgive her if she would divulge the name of the father of her expected offspring; but the fair one, although frail, was firm, and despising alike threats and cajoleries, declined to give any hint as to its paternity.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • It was an inflexible rule of Barney Ryan's to sit down to dinner at the stroke of half-past six, whether his guests were assembled or not -- a rule which even his wife's cajoleries and commands were powerless to combat.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • Yet, notwithstanding these reciprocal cajoleries, the return of justice is slow and mutable; an instinctive or habitual preference of evil appears at times to direct the Convention, even in opposition to their own interests.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • The dead bodies were afterwards carried away, and by gentleness and cajoleries the people were at length dispersed.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Gratien, near Saint Denis, which he scarcely ever left, and where he saw only a few private friends, sorry that he had ever left it, and that he had listened to the cajoleries of the King.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete


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