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Vocabulary Word

Word: coax

Definition: persuade by flattery


Sentences Containing 'coax'

"About one hundred men went out from the agency to coax the hostiles to come in under pretense that the trouble about the Black Hills was to be settled," he said.
Does she bring with her a basket of fair linen, shirts, kerchiefs, socks-not that wear any--to coax me?
Everybody that could get a chance at him tried their best to coax him off of his horse so they could lock him up and get him sober; but it warn't no use--up the street he would tear again, and give Sherburn another cussing.
exclaimed Stubb, approvingly, "coax 'em to it; try that," and Fleece continued.
My little wife came and sat upon my knee, to coax me to be quiet, and drew a line with her pencil down the middle of my nose; but I couldn't dine off that, though it was very agreeable.
Stottlemeyer and Disher try to coax Judson Beck into getting out of his car, but Beck refuses, forcing Randy to remove him by force.
Zoe chuckles as Book unsuccessfully tries to coax the frightened girl to come out of hiding.

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