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  • v. Present participle of cajole.


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  • 'He laughed and coaxed -- what I calls cajoling -- did Mr. Griff, to get a latch-key; but we knows our dooty too well for that, and Mr.. Winslow had made us faithfully promise, when Master Clarence first came to us, that he should never have a latch-key, -- Mr. Clarence, as had only been five times later than eleven o'clock, and then he was going to dine with Mr. Castleford, or to the theayter, and spoke about it beforehand.

    Chantry House

  • My kids are not so resolutely sweet-toothed as I was at their age, so with the right kind of cajoling and suggestions, Ihave an outside chance of getting aremarkably well-balanced meal cooked for me.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipes for cooking with children

  • And whatever he thinks he means by "cajoling" in that sentence, it's not what the word means.

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 12: The Sorrows of Boobiac.

  • They increasingly see their fight as one that includes tasks usually left to politicians or diplomats, such as cajoling the Shiite-dominated government to extend basic services to Sunni areas where they have been withheld.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Our forces are tasked with "cajoling" the Shia-dominated government.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Now, said Ms. Vadera, the U. K.'s minister for economic competitiveness and small business, the authorities intend to do a lot of "cajoling" of big companies that aren't paying promptly.

    Do Your Part, U.K. Declares

  • But when it comes to existing customers of companies like the state-owned Citizens Property Insurance, it's hard to imagine what good can come of 'cajoling' from Gallagher's "bully pulpit."

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • That kind of cajoling happened behind closed doors at the GOP retreat in West Virginia.

    CNN Transcript Jan 28, 2005

  • Among other things, as Glenn Sacks has explained, young women are being wrongly taught that sex induced by a male's verbal "cajoling" without physical threat is rape; they are being wrongly taught that sexual relations not accompanied by a woman's oral affirmation is, or at least should be, classified as "rape" (some insist that the affirmation must be "enthusiastic" -- as if

  • Lost in the constant cajoling of legislative fights and governing are the un-manufactured, organic opportunities for President Obama to deliver the kinds of speeches that...

    Malcom Glenn: After Obama's Words, Let's Follow Udall's Actions


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  • to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance; coax

    June 17, 2009