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  • n. Plural form of cajoler.

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Examples

  • Finally as do all cajolers, the manager endeavored to threaten the boy into following his wishes.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • The doctrine of equality has been pushed to its utmost in the hands of political cajolers, until the practical logic of the crude multitude, spurred to its intellectual conclusions by physical necessity, asks, What sort of equality is that which keeps the largest portion of the people in want, while the smaller rolls in plenty?

    Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Their intrigues and tricks of legerdemain are as familiar to us as household words; in vain might the world be ransacked for a more precious junto of flatterers and cajolers.

    The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It

  • But those twin cajolers of the female heart, Dignity and Laziness, made her so utterly wretched, that she returned to her old habits of work, only she combined with it the sweets of domination.

    A Terrible Temptation A Story of To-Day

  • Beginning with cajolery, but failing in this with the saucy Columbine, who likes cajolers to be at least attractive and to pay a due deference to her own very piquant charms, the fierce humpbacked scoundrel passes on to threats of the terrible vengeance he will wreak upon her if she betrays him or neglects to obey him implicitly; failing here, likewise, he finally has recourse to bribery, and after he has bled himself freely to the very expectant

    Scaramouche

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