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Vocabulary Word

Word: coax

Definition: persuade by flattery


Sentences Containing 'coax'

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.
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.
exclaimed Stubb, approvingly, "coax 'em to it; try that," and Fleece continued.

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