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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of jolly.

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Examples

  • They feel that they are persistently "jollied" along, and they assuredly are.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • He was tall and very black-haired, and he "jollied" the girls.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • It was decidedly humiliating to be "jollied" in such a manner; but Paul found he could not hold his own with Frank, and he finally gave up the struggle.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

  • The other young men romped with Katie, chased her with crickets in their fingers, and "jollied" her with an irreverent freedom that turned Tansey's heart into cold lead in his bosom.

    Roads of Destiny

  • None of them loudly "jollied" her of mornings as they did

    The Four Million

  • At noon we lunched at the tail of the ambulance, and gently "jollied" the doctor's topography.

    Crooked Trails

  • "jollied" every one with whom they came in contact.

    Winning a Cause World War Stories

  • Aside from having to write what she regarded as a humiliating letter, Pickford was insecure, and happiest when being jollied along by an ebullient director like Marshall Neilan.

    Empire of Dreams

  • When he noticed the camp counselor spirit that animated her while she tussled with his toddler sons, and how easily she jollied his sometimes dour boys into giggles, Enrique fancied that he was meeting the adolescent girl whose idolatrous kid brother forgave her for all his wounds.

    A Happy Marriage

  • Myra jollied the children around the corner of the house to have one last go at the doodlebugs.

    MORE FROM GINNY BATES: AT THE BEACH IN 1994

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